Achille Boroli

Achille Boroli accepts the Philanthropic Leadership Award
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“Wine allows people to be close to nature and I try to teach my two children, Bianca and Matteo, to always respect the environment, being the first example in trying to change the world,” says Achille Boroli, who has a deep commitment to bettering the lives of others through his business and philanthropic pursuits.

Hailing from a Piedmontese family of entrepreneurs who have been in business since 1831, first producing textiles and then venturing into publishing before adding winemaking to their résumé in the 1990s, Achille Boroli has continued the tradition of excellence and always approaches his work, he says, “with passion and consistency in order to bring energy and new ideas to the company.”

After studying business administration, he joined the Boroli company in 2001 and, after learning the ins and outs of winemaking, he took over the management of the company, the winery, and the Locanda del Pilone relais. Over time, he radically improved the production process and the quality of the regional Langa wines, starting with the 2012 grape harvest and aiming to make the winery’s Barolo the best it could be. He takes pride in the fact that the Locanda del Pilone has earned a Michelin star, a status the resort restaurant has maintained since 2001.

He has continued to grow the brand, securing key wine distribution agreements and making Boroli wines known around the world. Others have taken notice. In 2022, Forbes named Boroli wine among the Top 50 Wines of Italy. Also, in 2022, Boroli wine was offered by the Italian Prime Minister as official gift from the Italian government to important foreign guests.

An essential part of the food and wine community, Achille became a Krug Champagne Ambassador in 2014 and, in 2020, started holding wine business-focused master classes at the University of Novara.

Achille has been a supporter of amfAR since 2015.