Sun Goddess wines — created by Mary J. Blige and Fantinel Winery — have partnered with Volio Imports as their new, exclusive U.S. importer. The Sun Goddess wine collection, a Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio Ramato, encapsulates both love and passion from the sun-kissed vineyards owned by the Fantinel family, along with Mary J. Blige’s own childhood memories trying to capture the sun’s warmth and energy.
With their new representation by fine wine importer Volio Imports, the brand not only intends to reach more consumers, but also grow their impact throughout the wine industry.
“Sun Goddess hopes to shine a light on our industry and create more opportunities for women and BIPOC representation in the wine business,” commented Charles Lazzara, Volio’s founder & CEO. “Mary has been a force for innovation, and a voice for women and her community for over 25 years. The message behind Sun Goddess is something Mary has been speaking about her entire career. It is our privilege to bring that passion to the U.S. market in collaboration with the winemaking talent of Marco Fantinel and the Fantinel vineyards.”
“Creating Sun Goddess with the Fantinel family was one of my biggest passions coming to life and watching it continue to grow is indescribable.” said Mary J. Blige. “I’m so excited to partner with Volio Imports to expand our reach within the U.S. and continue to grow and break barriers within the wine industry at large, working to blaze a trail for women and BIPOC representation along the way.”
With mutual objectives to bring high quality Italian wines to American glasses, Volio Imports found a powerful relationship with Mary J. Blige and Fantinel, bringing the prestige of Friuli and the empowerment of diversity to consumers across the U.S. Volio Imports is dedicated to connecting the consumer to the vineyard experience and is thrilled to work with such a strong, influential voice and public figure who has partnered with a family-owned, high-quality vineyard.