Mikey + Gina Giugni, Lady of the Sunshine + Scar of the Sea
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.
Scar of the Sea was established in 2012 and strives to shift the pendulum to focus on California terroir. The most important part of their wines and cider is where they are grown. Location, climate, and soils matter. The Central Coast offers Mikey and Gina the opportunity to live, work, and play by the sea, who is influential to the vineyards they work with and how they spend their time. The ocean’s presence has shaped their way of life along with the climate, soils, and geology of the coastal vineyards Scar of the Sea works with that fall under the spell of her fog each day.
Check out their Instagrams for a glimpse into their coastal vineyard lifestyle: