About Us

Joseph Messina

Amorici Vineyard’s philosophy of hand crafted, natural winemaking celebrates the sweet nectar of the perfect grape. When the grape is respected and traditional winemaking procedures are employed, the result is a beautiful wine that honors Mother Nature.

Joe Messina, Amorici’s owner/winemaker, uses his family’s heritage to make unique, award-winning wines. The Messina tradition of winemaking extends back to early wine merchants on the small island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples, Italy. Joe Messina, a descendant of these vintners, produces wines in this lineage.

Amorici wines are vegan/vegetarian friendly — they are never clarified with shellfish or egg-based products. Our wines are produced without color- or flavor-enhancers. Amorici is committed to using agriculture practices in an environmentally conscious manner.

The addition of sulfites is required to stabilize wine, allowing it to properly age. Decanting wine one hour prior to consumption allows it to breathe and lessens the total amount of sulfites. At Amorici we use as few sulfites as we feel possible to stabilize our wines. For this reason, many people who are affected by sulfites find that our wines do not affect them.

 

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