Meet the Producer

Paso Robles is one of the most diverse AVA's in California and it's great to have found a producer who is not only unique in the region but also a rarity in the state.

Giornata wines are beautifully made and come with a simple and genuine story. Brian and Stephanie Terrizzi have spent the last decade proving that California can make both interesting and high quality Italian varietal wines in the State. Brian is the winemaker whilst Stephanie is the viticulturist - both trained at Fresno State University. After several years in Tuscany working and living with Brian’s family, they returned to Paso Robles to embark on their Giornata project.

They’ve now found a range of sites with compelling vineyards of Aglianico, Barbera, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Fiano. Steph manages these sites and retains full control in the vineyard. Whilst the fruit quality is unmistakably new world, winemaking leans more towards Italian in style with an emphasis on balance and subtlety over intensity and extraction.

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