The chief executive of Serafino Wines shows us a few of her home favourites

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Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines at her home McLaren Vale . Photo: Nick Clayton .

The chief executive of Serafino Wines shows us a few of her home favourites

NAME

Cav. Maria Maglieri

WORKLIFE

CEO Maglieri Group / Serafino Wines

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS/BEST KNOWN FOR …

Crowned Bushing Queen in 1992 and 2007, awarded Best Red Wine in the McLaren Vale Wine show.

Awarded “Business Woman of the World “ in Italy.

Awarded the title Knighthood “Cavaliere”, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic for my contribution to the Women in business and the Italian community.

Appointed Board member of the South Australian Multicultural Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC).

I’VE LIVED IN MY HOME FOR …

18 months – my house actually won the 2018 MBA and HIA House of the Year Award.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines. .

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

MY HOME IS …

My safe haven.

I LIVE WITH …

My three successful, incredible children.

I LOVE MY HOME …

It allows me to switch off from my daily work life and spend time with the ones I love the most.

BUT I STILL NEED …

Lots.. and a bigger wardrobe, doesn’t every woman need this? And more artwork ..

MY DECORATING STYLE IS …

Contemporary, modest and elegant.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

I COULDN’T LIVE WITHOUT …

My phone, WINE and my children.

RECENT PURCHASE

An art piece called the “Shooting Star” by the talented local artist Tamara Huntington.

I COLLECT …

Cookbooks, especially Italian as it resonates with my family heritage and reminds of the richness I share with my mother who is an amazing cook.

FAVOURITE ROOM

The kitchen is my favourite room, it’s where my family gathers at the end of the day and shares in love and laughter.

THREE HOME FAVOURITES

* The timber front door.

* The hallway that leads you to the open plan living area as the 360 degree views of the Terremoto Shiraz vineyard and the balance of the ocean’s calmness in the background

could be mistaken for a scenic painting.

* Family photos.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

WHEN I GET HOME AT NIGHT …

I kick off my shoes and pour a glass of Grenache which is my current drinking wine.

AT WEEKENDS I LIKE TO …

Spend time with my children and parents.

MY FIRST CAR WAS A…

Mitsubishi Lancer

I LIKE TO LISTEN TO …

My father, his wisdom and guidance has been an integral part of forming who I have become.

CLEAN FREAK OR MESSY BESSIE?

Clean freak/dislike finger marks

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ON MY WISHLIST IS…

To spend more time at home, and never loose my zest for life.

To catch up with my family and friends over a home cooked meal, great wine, laughter and conversation.

FAV CAFE/RESTAURANT/ BAR

It sounds cliche but our Serafino Restaurant, as well as my parent’s place.

Osteria Oggi and Bar Torino are favs too.

IN MY GARDEN …

I have an open area ideal for entertaining and I’m always raiding my parent’s orchard for fresh fruit and olives.

WHEN I WAS A CHILD I WANTED TO BE….

I wanted to be involved in multiculturalism as its been fundamental part of my tradition. I recently was appointed on SAEMAC to work with and represent multicultural communities with integration into society, and I’m finding it so rewarding.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

At home with Maria Maglieri of Serafino Wines.

FAVOURITE SA HOLIDAY SPOT/OR ACTIVITY

Kangaroo Island

DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION

Africa.

SOMETHING YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?

The Maglieri Foundation – Raising funds for women, men and children in multicultural communities, build awareness against violence and promote leadership, education and gender equality.

IF I COULD AFFORD IT I WOULD LIVE …

I know for a fact that McLaren Vale will always be my home however I could imagine living part time in Italy and Champagne, France

HOME MEANS …

Family and a place to create long lasting memories.

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