Our Team

I try to create wines that suit our climate and our way of life – wines to drink with the food we grow, make and eat.

– Spectra

Spectra winery was realised to focus on our passion for the region and its ability to produce dry – grown and environmentally sustainable wine. Recently a new home was established on our holistic philosophy to winemaking which starts with climate, empahasises the importance on the vineyard, as well as wine’s relation to the food we love to grow, cook, and eat.

Mark Crittenden+

Mark Crittenden, co-owner

Matthew Crittenden+

Matthew Crittenden, co-owner

Renee Buccelletti+

Renee Buccelletti, Consulting Director

Mark Crittenden

Mark Crittenden, co-owner

Mark’s passion for wine began after moving to Sicily when he was 19 years old. He lived there for 5 years during his time in the Navy as an Air Traffic Controller and became immersed in the Sicilian wine culture. After visiting many wonderful family-owned wineries the region had to offer, Mark developed friendships with many of the owners. These cherished friendships gradually turned into business relationships, and over 10 years later, he is still pursuing his dream of working in the wine industry. In Mark’s free time, he enjoys cycling, camping, and crafting gourmet meals in the kitchen to pair with his favorite wines.

Mark Crittenden can be contacted at mark@wanderlustwines.com.

 

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Matthew Crittenden

Matthew Crittenden, co-owner

Matthew joined Wanderlust Wines in 2015, shortly after it was founded. He had a background in nuclear engineering so joining a wine logistics and marketing company was quite the change! But he was eager to learn the industry and help the company grow. He has learned a lot of through the experience of managing the company for the last 5 years and appreciates the learning opportunities when Wanderlust Wines collaborates with professionals in different fields. He has gravitated towards email marketing strategy and SEO optimization. Matthew has been an integral part of expanding the marketing services Wanderlust Wines provides to it’s clients.

Matthew Crittenden can be contacted at Matt@wanderlustwines.com.

 

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Renee Buccelletti

Renee Buccelletti, Consulting Director

Renee joined Wanderlust Wines as a consulting director after working in the wine world for many years. With years of experience in the USA and Italy, she is passionate about helping wineries grow direct to consumer sales. After experiencing first-hand how dramatically a strong direct to consumer market can influence numbers and the connection the winery has with their clients, she wanted to encourage others to develop this aspect of their business. With Renee being located in Italy, she is the link that makes sure everything is connected perfectly from the team at the winery to our operations in the US. With a love for wine, people, and their story – she loves to see it all come together and bring amazing results.

Renee Buccelletti can be contacted at reneeb@buccelletti.it.

 

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