Somehow, the experience of a great wine is brought to even greater heights when it’s backed up by a great story.  Villa Russiz, located in Italy’s far north east region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, is just such a winery. Even better, the story behind it continues today. Romance, charity, and great wine. Who could ask for more? I met with Wine Maker, Giovanni Genio to hear this fantastic tale and of course to taste some delicious wine.

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Vinitaly 2014 Friuli

Giovanni Genio, Wine Maker, Villa Russiz

VR-15-Les-Enfants-NV-TRANS2015 Villa Russiz, Les Enfants, White Blend

The nose leads with pronounced minerality followed by aromas of lemon peel, stone fruit and white flowers. Gorgeously balanced texture. Flavors of apple, and citrus peel. Clean, elegant body.


SRP:  $23





VR-15-Pinot-Grigio-Bottle-TRANS-NV2015 Villa Russiz, Pinot Grigio

A firm minerality leads the way on this complex and intriguing pinot grigio. Flavors of ripe, red grapefruit, sour orange, and nutty notes are balance by mouthwatering acidity all combining to make a serious and elegant pinot grigio.


SRP:  $24




VR-15-Sauvignon-Bottle-NV-TRANS2015, Villa Russiz, Sauvignon Blanc

Herbal nose combined with aromas of subtle minerality and hints of passion fruit and pineapple. On the palate, subtle mixed tropical fruit flavors combine with balanced acidity to make this full bodied wine an easy drinker.


SRP:  $25