This wine is inspired by the broader landscape of our central coast. Wild shrubs among the wildflowers, fields of local citrus in bloom, and the salty ocean mist of the pacific coastline. These are the nostalgic aromatics that remind us of home. The base wine is a compilation of white wine, strung together from 2018 through 2021 of each vintage and vineyard I have connected with. This solera style base makes up 50% of the blend with the other 50% being 2022 vintage wine which offers freshness and acidity to the layered and richer base wine. The 2 components were blended together, then steeped with dried botanicals and foraged delights from the chene vineyard and stepladder ranch. This wine is full of texture and freshness, best served around cellar temperature.
Think lemon balm, spiced sun tea and salted citrus rinds. 48 cases produced.
Gina Giugni is a second generation biodynamic farmer and winemaker. Gina started Lady of the Sunshine in 2017, with a focus on regenerative, organic, and biodynamic farming in pursuit of making natural wines that reflect the purity of the place they come from. Gina also farms, full time, 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.