The Mazza Team
Robert Mazza – Owner & Founder
A leader in the PA Wine Industry with a focus on creating quality, local products, Bob has been leading the Mazza team and growing the Mazza business, along with the PA wine industry, since Mazza Vineyards’ beginnings in 1973.
Mario Mazza – General Manager
With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH – Mario went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Enology from the University of Adelaide in Australia. While there, he gained experience in the Barossa Valley and in the Adelaide Hills. In addition to his early exposure to the family business, Mario has 10 years of experience in research & commercial winemaking, as well as sensory training including the PA Wine Quality Initiative. He has a passion for quality & excellence in both process & product.
Carolina Damiano Cores – Winemaker
Hailing originally from Uruguay, South America, Carolina is a hands-on winemaker with a love of
Chemistry and of winemaking process. She studied winemaking in her hometown, then began to travel the world to gain experience. She has done harvests in Uruguay, New Zealand, Chile, and in the US (California.) Carolina is also Mazza’s first female head winemaker.
Joe Nelson – Distiller
With hands-on experience since 2008 and several technical short-courses for distilling, Joe has found his passion and his niche in distillation. His repertoire has grown along with his knowledge and skills; from a previous venture in brewing beer, it has expanded into all areas of fermentation,
including mead, wine, spirits & whiskey.
Jimmy Walsh – Brewer
Jimmy joined the Mazza team recently with the launch of Five & 20 Brewing. He hails from Virginia, where he had experience growing a small brewery to double its production size and developing local award winning beers. Over five years of professional brewing experience, most recently at Southern Tier in NY, follows him into this new venture. He has since developed new Five & 20 brews, including a new line of barrel aged beers.