Belgian owners of Avignonesi in biggest shipping cy
Virginie Saverys, owner of Montepulciano's Avignonesi, can call herselve also the owner of world's biggest (listed) shipping company - as she is a major stakeholder of Euronav together with her brother Marc. Early 2014 Euronav took over 15 tankers of Danish Maersk-group, making it the biggest worldwide. The Saverys-family also invested in stevia plantations in Peru. In fact the non-wine business is becoming so enormous, that Virginie's son Basil decided to leave Avignonesi last year.