Harvesting Trebbiano di Lugana at the Pasini family’s winery.
Azienda Agricola San Giovanni, a winery in the Garda region of Italy, is one of my favorite wineries to work with. The Pasini family founded this winery in 1958, and three generations later, it is still a family affair. Paolo Pasini was kind enough to take some beautiful photos of life at the winery today, during these first days of harvest. It is my pleasure to share them here- along with his hilarious captions.
Trust me. The San Giovanni wines are the wines that make people smile: happy, healthy, authentic treasures from one of Italy’s most hard-working, (and charming) producers.
“Quiet Olive Tree” (as this photo was titled by Paolo). The light here makes me think that Paolo woke up and started photographing scenes from the winery today in an uncharacteristically philosophical and introspective mood.
And this, “Is it ripe? No, it’s not.” Apparently we are still waiting on the Groppello to fully mature…
A classic photo. “Picking the grapes”.
Titled: “Good Load”. Looks like a fine year for Trebbiano di Lugana!
In bocca al lupo, amici nostri!