Giuseppe Mussio was born in the commune of Zoppola in Italy in 1894 in a very humble household. When World War One threatened the region of Friuli, Giuseppe was 13, he and other young people boarded a ship to the U.S.
Settling in San Francisco, he worked hard throughout the 1920’s and 30’s, and finally opened a restaurant called Bar Nevada that became a social gathering for other Italian Immigrants. After 40 years in America, Giuseppe decided to move back to his Friuli homeland and pursue his passion for Italian wines.
Today, Mussio wines still express the tenacious spirit of Giuseppe and the people of Friuli. Friuli is part of the region Friuli Venezia Giulia which in turn is within the IGT Delle Venezie.
IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) describes a grape-growing appellation and means ”wine typical of a region.” The IGT is part of the three regions of Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, and Trentino-Aldo-Adige, commonly referred to as Trevenezie (also Tre Venezia – the Three Venices of the old Venetian Empire). The typical wine produced here is the dry, crisp, and fruity Pinot Grigio.
Mussio Pinot Grigio is a vegan wine made from grapes grown in small, compact bunches. The must is fermented separately from the skins by soft pressing. Fermentation is activated by selected yeasts.