“Our wines are made to express the character of grape variety, terroir, and vintage. Structured for the table and the cellar, their fresh and vibrant personalities highlight the bounty of the dramatic soils in our diverse growing region.”
- Brian & Stephanie Terrizzi
Giornata is the passion project of dynamic duo Stephy and Brian Terrizzi. She’s been called one of California’s “great alternative vineyardists” by wine writer Jon Bonné. He’s known for his wildly successful value project, Broadside. Together, they are crafting impressive Italian varietals with stunning aromatics that evolve in the glass and keep you coming back for more.
Giornata was inspired by their love for Italian wine, and believing that the Central Coast of California possesses many of the same attributes as the top wine growing regions of Italy, they put down roots in Paso Robles. The vineyards are Stephy’s domain, where she is a proponent of organic practices, dry farming and innovative bio-techniques. In the winery, the pair work together and take a minimalist approach: native ferments, no additives and predominantly neutral oak. Their goal is to produce wines of balance and subtlety. Their wines reflect their individual terroirs and vintage. They belong on the Italian dinner table and–more importantly–in your glass.
Classic, unmistakable Nebbiolo aromatics of dried flowers, earth, spice and tar compete with beautiful red fruit. Seductive dark cherry and fresh berry notes entice, followed by generous echoes of the same on the palate and long finish.
Concentrated and powerful due to the low yielding vintage, the 2015 nose displays savory notes of game, rosemary and violets, evolving to aromas of black and purple fruits. Its structured palate brings loads of blackberry, cocoa, hibiscus tea, tobacco and black pepper.
Light and lively, this blend of Falanghina and Pinot Grigio gives aromas of ripe lemon and pear, intertwined with floral and mineral notes. The palate is juicy and refreshing, offering more orchard and citrus fruit flavors.