Brazil’s Tenuta Foppa & Ambrosi – Lucas Foppa, Ep. 62

Mary Orlin with the Tenuta Foppa & Ambrosi team in Brazil at the winery. Lucas Foppa is to Mary’s immediate left and Ricardo Ambrosi is on the end on the right.

Sip Sip Hooray! Podcast is in Brazil! The Marys were invited by ApexBrasil to be part of the first American wine journalists to formally tour Brazil’s major wine region in southern Brazil.

On our visit to Tenuta Foppa & Ambrosi, we were charmed by Lucas Foppa and Ricardo Ambrosi, two high school friends who met in winemaking classes. Yes, that’s right – in Brazil you can study wine (but you have to spit) in high school!. These best buddies decided to work together pursuing a life in wine.

There’s a Napa Valley connection to their story. You’ll just have to tune in to find out! Plus we have exciting news on their new American wine project and the import front to share!

Grab a glass of wine – preferably Brazilian (look for sparkling wines!) and get to know Lucas and his winery, and how he and Ricardo are carrying forward tradition with a modern spin.

Special thanks to ApexBrasil for hosting our travels.

Wines tasted during our podcast:

NV Viticcio Premier Cuvée Brut Rosé

2022 Tra Nodo Marselan

Where to get Tenuta Foppa & Ambrosi wines:

Soon, Tenuta Foppa & Ambrosi wines will be distributed in California. Contact Lucas Foppa for more information: