Giusti Wines seen by Melissa Ruttanai | Wines and People |

“My father saw something in me.” Giovanni balanced an empty bottle on a keg, pointing its neck directly at the far wall. “I never even drank until he asked me what I thought of his wine.” Giovanni’s nose and palette propelled him into the business at a young age. Working with his father, they drew up plans for great estate wines. But then Giovanni rubbed his eyes. “My father died when I was too young.” I saw the dedication that flows into his winemaking, as if each bottle was a small memorial to his father. “Sometimes my clients call me Luigi. But I don’t say nothing. It’s a good name. My father’s name.”