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Our Team

An international team pools their expertise.  Meet the team from around the world.


Urlari’s Italian founder, Roberto Cristoforetti, is a farmer, a craftsman, and an inventor.  Urlari is the fulfillment of a dream to create a premium wine.
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JEAN-PHILIPPE FORT, Winemaker and Oenologist

One of the most recognized and respected names amongst the great winemakers of Bordeaux, Jean-Philippe Fort combines art and science to make exceptional, Grand Cru Classe wines. Read more about Jean Philippe>

MARY KATE BUCKLEY, Founder – Urlari Wines

Mary Kate Buckley, a veteran of multi-national brands including Nike and Disney, joins the team from her base in the U.S.A.  She is focused on introducing the brand and establishing distribution in countries outside of Italy. Read more about Mary Kate >

VAL TAYLOR-SMITH, Creative Director


Val Taylor-Smith began her 20+year career at Nike before launching her own design business focused on the comprehensive brand design.  Val has created the visual look and feel for the Urlari brands through her design of the label and marketing and communications materials. Read more about Valerie >