Executive Office

Via Roma 17
Trieste 34132

Head Office

Via Grillo 61
Messina 98123

Japan Office

Kanagawa-ken, Sagamihara-shi,
Minami-Ku, 6-20, 5-107
Sagamiono 252-0303

Our Staff

Dr G. Sabbatino

Gianfranco discovered the world of wine by chance, or perhaps it was fate, more then 20 years ago with a sicilian Winery in the Eolian Islands where he was in charge of management and export.

Wine industry was a thousand miles away from his own profession of accountant but his professional wine experience grew, eventually turning into a passion, into a dream that finally became concrete a few years ago when he founded his own Winery in 2008, Le Casematte, and joined Brandland in 2011.

Ms. Francesca Misculin
General Manager

Her experience is closely linked to Asia and the world of wine. Her family owns a Winery in Piedmont producing Gavi Docg and Barbera. Here she approached for the first time the wine world starting from the harvest.

In 2008 she graduated with honours at the Ca’ Foscari University Languages and Economic-legal Institutions of Eastern Asia with specialization in Japan and China. She deepened her international experience studying at the University of Jussieux in France and working at the Italian Chamber of Commerce in London and finally she arrived in Japan in 2008 working for Brandland at the Tokyo office until 2010. Since 2010 she is based in Trieste, attending continuously wine events in Asia and Europe.

She is Sommelier since 2013 and in 2014 she followed the Level 3 WSET in Udine.

Francesca is in charge of following Markets: Vietnam, Indonesia, Malesya, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zeland.


Ms. Tara Deul Jang
Export Manager

Right out of university in Seoul, Tara joined Benetton Korea as a designer. After that, she stayed in New York to see the wider world and she lived in Shanghai.

These experiences in the global metropolitan cities were indeed the foundations of her cosmopolitan outlook and open mind.

Purely by chance, she was learning to make a classic mosaic art in a small town in northern Italy and fascinated by its traditional wine and culinary culture there.

Eventually, she completed entire 3 levels of sommelier diploma courses at Associazione Italiana Sommelier over three years, in sequence, passed qualifying examinations.

This paves the way for her to be in active at AIS as an authorized sommelier.

In 2020 she joined Brandland team, in charge of Korean Market.


Mr. Andrea Covi
Export Manager

Andrea got into the wine industry as soon as he could. When he was 19 years old he started studying Viticulture and Enology at the University of Udine.

From the first moment he knew that premium quality wine would be his life. He made wine for different wineries in Italy, from Piedmont to Friuli, and in the New World of winemaking, moving from Argentina, to California and New Zealand.
As an enologo, he’s always looking for the best wines from top quality wineries from all over Italy.

He’s passionate about Asian culture and after five years of harvests and winemaking he joined Brandland team in 2020.