Wine for the World Club

Familia Geisse

Mario Geisse, a former winemaker from Chile for Moet & Chandon, started his own sparkling-only boutique winery in the 1970s in the southernmost state of Brazil. Focusing on micro-terroir methods at high altitude, his extraordinarily high-quality wines showcase some of the best sparkling wines in South America. The fruit is grown under rigorous organic practices to keep pesticides out of their products. Wines are hand-riddled, method-champenoise, and aged to perfection. His diligent focus on understanding the terroir through many micro-terroir experiments, extraordinary quality control, skill, and standards of excellence turned him into the pioneer for the Brazilian wine industry. Global critics noticed. Jancis Robinson included Cave Geisse wines as one of 15 representing the future of the wine world. In 2014, Wine Enthusiast nominated Vinicola Geisse as one of four Wineries of the Year (New World). Now, the demand for Geisse’s wines exceed three times the level of production. Somehow, we convinced them to part with some of their production in order to introduce to US wine lovers the excitement behind Brazilian wines. In addition, Vinicola Geisse is committed to the health of the environment, its employees, and customers. In addition to organic practices, they offer generous labor policies and standalone family homes on the vineyard to their workers.