Paolo was born in Castegnero, a town within the Veneto, on February 26th, 1953. His education in the world of wine began at I.T.A.S., where he specialized in viticulture and enology. Following this diploma, he gained a certificate in viticulture at the University of Udine, earning him title of Enologist. His skills and experience is impressive, serving as Management Committee Member of Enologist Association of Friuli V.G. for 28 years, Councilor for 16 years on the Italian Enologists Association, and President of the 3rd Wine Tasting Commission for wines suitable for becoming D.O.P and D.O.C.G. He also served as a member of several Wine Tasting Commissions on behalf of the Control Institution Valoritalia.
Paolo’s work at Pighin & Figli began in 1981. It is here that he has taken his years of experience as an Enologist to the prized wines of the Friuli de Grave and Collio. When he is not making wine, he shares his knowledge as a wine educator, offering several training and educational courses for new tasters. He has also participated as a judge in several national and international events, setting the parameters and wine judgment guidelines for the Annual Review Board. Though wine is Paolo’ s main passion, he also enjoys sports, gardening, and study trips