She is the face of Panizzi and Larniano for those who visit our companies located just a stone's throw from San Gimignano’s historic center. She has a special passion for pinot noir and loves spending time with people. Let’s get to know Carla, our most recent team member. Welcome!
#panizzipeople 20: Carla Butini
What do you do in Panizzi?
I take care of the reception of guests and the direct sale of Panizzi wines in Larniano. I am the face of the two brands for those who come visit us in San Gimignano!
What is a key skill in job?
The will to get to know people and spend a lot of time with them. The thing that continues to surprise me after many years doing this job is that I can share ideas, traditions, ways of being with people who come from very far places, in ways that I would never have imagined. It also surprises me that a good wine or a beautiful landscape, an ancient tower, can surprise people of such different cultures with the same intensity.
Which is the favorite side of your work?
I love it when people coming here start out as strangers and leave as friends.
What did you do before working at Panizzi?
My work has not changed. I come from Colle Val d’Elsa and I used to welcome guests and sell wine in a similar estate.
What do you do in your spare time? What are your passions?
I have limited free time. But I could never give up being with my friends and my loved ones. That’s what I do whenever I get the chance.
Which is your favourite Panizzi wine? The one that represents you most?
My favorite wine is Pinot Noir. It struck me to find this type of wine in our area. The quality of Panizzi’s Pinot Nero is so high, with a hidden bonus. It has a special scent and flavor given by our geography: it differs from traditional Pinot Noir because it has a Tuscan zing that I adore.
Which is your favorite place in Panizzi?
The old tower of Larniano, especially when seen from the outside: looking at this ancient building makes me go back in time, retrace the steps of history. Feeling these ancient stones placed right by the green of the Tuscan countryside is just priceless.
What is your favorite place in San Gimignano?
Not being a native here, I do not know the city well and I just visited it as a tourist many years ago, although I now work very close. But I have the memory of a wonderful, green cloister, hidden in the historic center of San Gimignano, a small gem. I don't remember what it's called, but I left a little piece of my heart there. I hope I will stuble upon it again one day.