Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. Pastel-colored houses, border its piazza, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts.

Mediterranean-inspired White Wines

Massican produces white wines that are timeless, vibrant, and stylistically “Mediterranean.” Made in Napa Valley, California.

A photo from Grado, Italy, in Southern  Friuli-Venezia Giulia, on the Adriatic Sea between Venice and Trieste. Photo by Rocco Ceselin.

Not that the Massican wines are identical to each other. Each wine performs its distinctions: a tart Sauvignon Blanc; a citrusy Chardonnay; a textured Pinot Bianco and Greco blend, called Gemina; a perfumed, mineral cuvee based on Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano, called Annia. Yet they all, somehow, taste like Massican. Like paintings in a series, cast from the same color palette yet individual, the pieces cohere.

SF chronicle

Chef Sara Hauman is excited to cook us a regional Italian dinner party every month.


Join us each week on Instagram as we share cooking videos for our regional Italian dinner party. You can follow along with each chapter and enjoy the recipes in our newsletter on Substack.

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A summer scene in the Mediterranean. Locals and tourists sitting with their feet in the near perfect sea water, reading and relaxing in the sun.

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