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2004 Distinguished Service Award: Anthony "Tony" Terlato

Posted: October 12, 2007

Anthony “Tony” Terlato - 2004

Tony Terlato has lived nearly every facet of the business, from working the floor at his father’s Chicago wine shop in the 1950s to most recently owning a winery. Today, Terlato is president and chief executive of the Chicago-based Terlato Wine Group, which imports and markets such producers as Gaja, M. Chapoutier and Pio Cesare through its Paterno Wines International division and almost single-handedly put Pinot Grigio on the map in the United States with the Santa Margherita brand. In the 1990s, Terlato’s company became a wine producer as well, with investments in California wineries such as Rutherford Hill, Chimney Rock, Alderbrook and Sanford. Photographed in 2004.

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