- Wine Club
Region: Central Coast
Type: White Wine
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay
Gina Giugni is a second generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker. She started Lady of the Sunshine in 2017, with a focus on regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming, with the goal of making natural wines that reflect the purity of the place they come from. Gina also farms the 6.5 acre Chene Vineyard, located in the Edna Valley appellation. Since her takeover in 2018, the vineyard is now a Demeter certified biodynamic vineyard.
Gina and her husband, Mikey, run Scar of the Sea and Lady of the Sunshine together out of their winery in San Luis Obispo, CA.
This wine is inspired by the traditional blends of Cheverny in the Loire Valley. Fruit comes from the southwest side of Edna valley, four miles from the coast on a mix of sandy clay loam soils. The two varietals were harvested on the same day, foot tread and soaked on skins overnight before being whole bunch pressed, separately. The juice was fermented with native yeast in neutral french oak barrels and aged on lees for 7 months before its first racking to blend before bottling, unfiltered.
Notes of white flowers, coconut meringue, & lemon zest.