Roberto V Camuto is a writer specializing in food, wine and travel. Born in New York City in 1958, Camuto gained a Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism in 1984. He moved to Texas, working as a reporter and editor, and in 1986 founded the Fort Worth Weekly (selling it in 2000). Camuto writes on both French and Italian wines, and in 2013 became a contributing editor at Wine Spectator. He moved to an old olive mill in southern France with his family in 2001 and then to Verona, Italy, in 2015. His father Vince Camuto was a footwear designer.

Camuto is author of two books exploring old terroirs in modern times: Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country (2008) and Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (2010). He was also the main project writer for the Michelin Green Guide Sicily (2012).

A native New Yorker, Camuto has been a home winemaker since 2006.


Roberto Camuto, ‘The first lady of Teroldego’, in La Cucina Italiana, 19 Nov 2012.


Roberto Camuto, ‘Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country’, (University of Nebraska Press, 2008).

Roberto Camuto, ‘Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey‘, (University of Nebraska Press, 2012).