On a rainy morning in Milan, Francesca Mecchia jumped on her moped and made the 10-minute drive to meet us at our hotel near Milano Centrale. The plush lobby had ample seating nooks to allow us space to set up for an interview.
Vigna Petrussa – Three generations of women in this family vineyard on Italy’s Slovenia Border
Francesca Mecchia works with her mother Hilde Petrussa, on their family-owned vineyard in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Located on the Slovenian border in Friuli Colli Orientali, this vineyard was helmed by Hilde’s mother before her and now includes her daughter Francesca. Three generations of women in wine
We were grateful she was able to meet us here. Our trip through Northern Italy was full of short trips to many regions, and getting to the village of Albana, where her family winery, Vigna Petrussa, was located on the Slovenian border, was not in the cards for us.