Tenures with true Entrepreneurs and Pioneers of some of Italy’s most renowned producers led Jack to introduce two of America’s best- selling Italian brands, MezzaCorona and Castello Di Gabbiano and on to creating WineWave Imports. “Building Wine Brands and Building Business has been my calling in the WINE LIFE”… Jack Cacciato
Born in Sicily Italy, in the mid-1950’s his family immigrated to NY. Throughout his 40 year career as a Wine Industry professional, Jack has carried with him a great passion for the wine business and all that is Italian. “The Culture, Art, People, Food and Italy’s unique diversity of great wines have always inspired me”
An early tenure with Mediterranean Imports in the 80s, we introduced America to the true Pioneer Wineries of fine Italian wines, such as Bertani, Castelllo Di Fonterutoli, Ceretto, Mastroberardino, Livio Felluga, and Castello Di Monsanto. In 1990 as head of newly formed Prestige Wine Imports, Jack spearheaded the launch and successful rise of brands such as MezzaCorona, and Castello Di Gabbiano.
Holding executive positions with several leading Import Companies, Cacciatos’ experience, coupled with his affinity for Italy, led to make his passion a reality and established WineWave Imports. “The name held significance for me; the combination of nature’s great forces, the wind and sea that create the wave, became a metaphor for the collaboration of man and nature to create great wines.” His passion lied in the desire to introduce new and unique Italian wines and work with the Families that are dedicated to this vocation”.
For over 25 years, WineWave represented producers from all over Italy; Castello d’Albola, Ormani, Fattoria Dei Barbi, Fontana Freda, Marchesi di Barolo, GiGi Rosso and Bava from Piedmont and Pellegrino from Sicily were hallmarks of the WineWave portfolio.
Wine Life Selections is the Evolution of these experience and combines new associations with wineries to create “New Innovations”. My Success’s and Challenges, but always optimistic for the next adventure. Now partnered with Carmine Valle, we share a 20 year friendship and a longing to work together. Carmines Company, Wine Country International is an Import and Compliance Service Company. On the base of this platform we are building a portfolio of fine Italian Wines and partnering with one of Italy’s leading Wine Co-ops, we are introducing new ground breaking wines in bottles and in alternative packaging.
“Our goal is to build our Portfolio with a unique blend of high quality Estates that have been producing their regions gems for generations, and add Contemporary inspired brands that reflect our dedication to provide Quality, Creativity and Innovation in our selections.
Our mission is to offer fine wines from around the world, High in quality, Steeped in Tradition, Contemporary in Style and New Innovations…