Joanna Dubrawska’s Maninalto project is unusual in the sense that it is a nomadic winery of sorts. Joanna got her start in the wine world working with Giusto Occhipinti of the legendary COS estate in Sicily. It was not long before Joanna decided to embark on her own personal venture: “I wanted to create something of my own, something more personal, an expression of my feelings. That’s when I knew that I had to make my own wine.”
Her first vintage was in 2015 when she worked with grapes acquired from a veritable who’s who of Sicilian winemakers, including Arianna Occhipinti, COS, and Piano Grillo. More recently, Joanna has brought the project to France, where she continues her work with fruit
grown by Domaine Cazottes. For her 2018 vintage, she has produced
a stunning skin contact white with a rare mutation of Mauzac Blanc which is aged in amphorae for 5 months. The 2019 vintage instead is a Maninalto Savoie edition, thanks to Sylvain of Domaine des 13 Lunes.