The Bindella family has been devoted to Italy and its culture for over 100 years. They run 44 Italian restaurants across Switzerland, a wine shop and a plastering and decorating business, and also undertake property projects to secure the economic future of local areas. Their own vineyard in Tuscany, Tenuta Vallocaia, is testament to their expertise in wine. The firm is family-owned. Jean Bindella laid the foundations for the company’s current success when he began importing Chianti wines in 1909. His son Rudolf took over the reins in 1940 and continued the company’s dynamic expansion. He was succeeded in 1982 by his son Rudi, who focused largely on growing the catering and wine side of the business. His own son, Rudi Jr., representing the fourth generation of the family, joined the company’s more than 1,300-strong workforce in 2006. In 2018, he took on operational responsibility for the gastronomy, marketing and HR activities.