Dalla Terra

Dalla Terra Team

Regional Managers

Katie Dorazio

Katie DorazioMid-Atlantic Regional Manager
VA, DC, MD, DE, WV, NC, PA, MI

Cell Phone:
(804)677-4419
Fax: (540)301-0655
Email: katie@dallaterra.com

Born in the rural town of Chepachet, Rhode Island -aka “no school fostah-Glawstah’”. After graduating with a degree in fine arts with a concentration in ceramics and numerous artists in residencies under my belt the reality set in the likelihood of me making it as a professional artist was about as likely as me making it as a pro football player. A little lost and wondering were life would take me next I received the call. A very good friend rang me and asked me to move to Richmond Virginia and come work with him in the wine business. I wasn’t sure what that would involve having some experience in enjoying a bottle of wine with friends here or there –oh and that one time I made Portuguese sweet wine with an old boyfriend’s grandfather-the wine had about 10 lbs of sugar and was gawd awful!

I made the move to Virginia and was fortuitous to land in a position that heavily trained and educated on old world wines. With a strong emphasis on terrior I recognized the same materials found in clay and glazes that I had spent my entire undergraduate work in were found here again in wine. Tie that in with the artistry that goes in to making wine -I was hooked! That was 11 years ago and I am still thankful to this day that I received that auspicious phone call in to the world of wine.

YOUR SIGN: Gemini

FAVE MUSIC ARTIST: LCD Sound system, Bon Iver, Decemberists, Animal Collective

FAVORITE COMPOSER: DJ Shadow, RJD2

FAVORITE PASTA: Pappardelle

ITALIAN DESIGNER YOU MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH: Matteo Thun- I am not ashamed that I wore a POP swatch watch in my hair in the 80’s.

MOTOGUZZI, VESPA, FIAT 500, FERRARI, DUCATI OR COLNAGO?
Buddy 125 “series Italia” I call her pistachio

FAVORITE ITALIAN SAYING:
-“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

ITALIAN PARKING STORY:
no Italian parking story yet…stay tuned

LONGEST MEAL:
I can't sit still that long

FAVORITE COFFEE - ILLY or ILLY? that first espresso once I’ve landed in Italy-it has to be the water

FAVORITE ITALIAN DIRECTOR: Roberto Benigni

MOST PERSONALLY INFLUENTIAL WINES EXPERIENCED:
I’m a sucker for anything autochthonous with a good story about the producer to back it up.