Sun Goddess wines are produced with love and passion from sun-kissed vineyards owned by the Fantinel family in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The name SUN GODDESS evokes powerful childhood memories that I carry with me today. I've always loved the sun, and as a child I always tried to capture the sun's warmth and energy. It was magical to me, and it's with that spirit, that my mom began calling me "Sun Goddess". With a track record of eight multi-platinum albums, nine Grammy Awards (plus a staggering 32 nominations), two Academy Award nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, a SAG nomination, and a BET Lifetime Achievement award, among many other accolades, Blige has cemented herself as a global superstar. And in the ensuing years, the singer/songwriter has attracted an intensely loyal fan base--responsible for propelling worldwide sales of more than 50 million albums. What inspired Mary J. Blige to create her own wine? Why naming it Sun Goddess? Why choosing an Italian winemaker?Find all the answers to these and more questions during an intimate chat between Mary J. Blige and Italian winemaker Marco Fantinel where they discuss wine, music and future plans. Sun Goddess Wines collection features an Italian Pinot Grigio Ramatoand an Italian Sauvignon Blanc. The heart of the operation is located in Tauriano, part of the ancient village Spilimbergo. A few miles away, within a stately winery, the Fantinel team manages over 300 hectares of vineyards divided into the renowned Friuli, Prosecco, Collio and Colli Orientali denominations. Each of these exceptional zones contains terroir which provides optimal microclimates for the maturation of the grapes and thus a true expression of each vine variety, including indigenous grapes, such as Friulano, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Ribolla Gialla, and international grape varieties, especially Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Upholding traditions, a terroir-driven quest for excellence, and deep passion for the land compose the Fantinel family philosophy for producing wines of the highest quality, which are successfully exported to over 90 countries and awarded with excellent reviews by the international press.