Producer Profile

Vini di Giovanni

Giovanni Mesina moved with his family to Umbria when he was a child. Both his father and grandfather were shepherds, so naturally Giovanni followed their paths, and to this day, he still watches over a small flock, while also making great natural wine! Covering less than three hectares on the rolling hills of Pianello, Giovanni takes care of his sheep on organic soil shared with olive trees, which he also uses to make his own oil. On this land, there is also small rows of grapevines of a mix of typical varieties of the region. Giovanni’s wines are very special, from the labels which are made from grass to the juice itself! He produces in a strict natural way with a minimalist approach, making sure each wine is balanced and superb.

Where The Wines Come From

Umbria

Natural wine production in Umbria, Italy, is a celebration of the region's ancient winemaking traditions and its stunning natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of Italy, Umbria is characterized by rolling hills, fertile valleys, and historic hilltop towns. Here, native grape varieties such as Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and Grechetto thrive in the region's diverse microclimates, producing wines of exceptional quality and character. Natural winemakers in Umbria are deeply rooted in the land, practicing organic and biodynamic farming methods to nurture healthy vineyards and preserve the region's biodiversity. In the cellar, they employ minimalist techniques, favoring spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts and minimal sulfur usage to allow the true expression of the grapes to shine through. The resulting wines are vibrant, expressive, and full of personality, with a sense of place that reflects the unique terroir of Umbria. Whether enjoyed with hearty Umbrian cuisine or savored on their own, natural wines from this enchanting region offer a taste of Italy's winemaking heritage and the promise of discovery with every sip.