Our Story

About Me

I was born and lived for 38 years in the fashionable, trend-setting city of Milan, where I had many years of experience in the wine industry selling various top quality brands.

The Milanese are extremely discerning, demanding and search for perfection without necessarily always wanting to spend exorbitant amounts, thus are an excellent test bed.

 

I have lived in Sydney since November 2009 and since then I have tasted many wonderful Australian and New Zealand wines. However, I have missed Italian wines for two reasons:

  • Their grape variety: Italy has over 2000 grape varieties and produces thousands of different wines each evoking an infinite number of aromas, tastes and sensations.

 

  • Their taste: On your first taste, Italian wines are probably not quite as immediate as Australian wines but have a complex yet balanced structure that combine and complement food perfectly without overpowering it.

 


I am extremely passionate about Italy and I feel it is my vocation to introduce the Australian public to lesser-known Italian wines so that it discovers that there is not just Chianti, Pinot Grigio or Prosecco!

 

 

 
History of the Navigli

The Navigli is a system of canals in Milan which were designed and built between the 11th and 17th century and perfected by Leonardo Da Vinci in around the 1400s to enable the transportation of goods such as the marble used for building the Duomo, Milan's famous gothic style cathedral.

 
In the course of the last hundred years the canals were partially covered over and today the Navigli has become one of Milan's most vibrant nightlife districts with its many wine bars, cafes and typical Milanese restaurants.
I chose the name Navigli in honour of where my Italian-Australian wife, Louise and I met and fell in love.

 
Just as in the past the Navigli was used to transport goods, today Navigli Fine Italian Wines and Spirits continues its mission but on a global scale! So all that's left is to wish you "buon viaggio" (have a good trip) along the banks of the Navigli and the pages of this website.

 


Andrea Morazzoni

Navigli