Winery: Wander-Must Wine
Maker: Gianna Fugazi
Region: Lodi, CA
Vineyard: Vierra Familia Estate (Family-Owned and Sustainably-Farmed)
Notes: Bright lemon, juicy pear, and aromatic florals.
Price per can: $8
Aged: 80% Stainless, 20% Neutral French Oak
Calories (per 5 oz glass): 117
Carbs (per 5 oz glass): 3.6
Gianna Fugazi is a wanderer at heart. Having studied archeology as well as wine-making, it’s her love of history, culture, and the world at-large that brings her to wine. To Gianna, wine is meant to be an ever-evolving experiment and a way for people to connect. She treats her winery, Wander-Must, as a kitchen of sorts: a gathering place of play and indulgence for travelers from across the world. Catch her working with rare grapes, like Sezao and Verdelho, from all over the globe.
Aromatic and nostalgic, bright but structured, winemaker Gianna says this wine is a true expression of the Portuguese grape: “it reminds me of Portuguese Fado music; it gives a nostalgic, fleeting feeling.”
Verdelho is a rare Portuguese grape that few winemakers work with; there are only 300 acres of it in all of California. This particular grape comes from Lodi wine country, where fertile soil and Delta winds create a ripe and balanced fruit.
- 100% Recyclable
- Doesn’t affect the taste
- No light exposure or oxidation
- No “corked” wines
The tile print on the Maker can is based off of an actual tile Gianna saw in Portugal, as a nod to her love of archeology, culture, and art.
Gianna recommends you drink it alongside a poke bowl, creamy corn dish, or our personal favorite: a big bowl of popcorn.
The Verdelho is aromatic and bright, with the structure and depth of a red. Aged in stainless steel, oak, and wood, it’s multi-dimensional, and Gianna used tannin extraction to keep it structured. Verdelho is a naturally low alcohol, fruit forward wine, and this expression is a fair representation of that. Grown in a perfect microclimate in Lodi wine country with moist, fertile ground and a Delta breeze, it’s ripe and balanced.
“This bright, aromatic wine reminds me of Portuguese Fado music; it gives a nostalgic, fleeting feeling.”
Gianna Fugazi, Owner and Winemaker, Wander-Must Wine