Alysha & Lucy are based in West Gippsland, bringing minimal intervention wines under their label - Vino Idda. 'Idda' means 'her' in Sicilian, a name it really connect with being two queer women working in wine. They are passionate about working with sustainable agriculture and good people.
Lucy finished her Masters of Oenology and Viticulture in 2018 at Adelaide University, She has been working in the wine industry for the last 12 years, completing 14 vintages in Chile, France and around Australia. Her experience ranges from retail, importing, vineyard work and winery work, she is now working full time in West Gippsland as a wine maker and viticulturist.
Lucy was born in the UK and moved over to Albury with her family when she was young. Lucy grew up helping her Dad on their family farm near Albury, this is where she found her passion for farming sustainably and working in harmony with the land.
Alysha was born in Melbourne and has been working as a qualified florist for the last 12 years in London and Victoria. She has spent most of her career working in events and large scale floral installations. After many years of working in London, Alysha has decided to base herself in West Gippsland with her partner Lucy.
It was here that she found her love and inspiration for viticulture and wine making.
Alysha's family is from Siracusa and the Aeolian Islands in Sicily. After many trips there, she is constantly inspired by the people, the way of life and most importantly the food and wine.
Their aim is to bring us delicious, thoughtful wines that reflect their industry and culture, from an exciting wine region.