Sabrina Massola - Assistant Winemaker - Michael Mondavi Family Estate (USA)
Years in the Industry:
12. I started as a harvest intern at Foster Winery in Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, making Layer Cake Malbec for the US market. Then I moved to Chile before arriving in Napa Valley in July 2014 where I now work with the Michael Mondavi Family.
My Biggest Challenge To Wellness:
I can’t make my mind shut off. I am constantly thinking about what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow. My gears are always turning! At harvest, one of the biggest challenges is lack of sleep. Fermentations are part of my life, they are like my babies and I do everything I can to take care of them. My digestion suffers when I am under stress and harvest is the most stressful time of the year.
How I Keep It Together To Stay Well:
I live surrounded by vines and I love to go for a walk with my dogs every day. I love drawing very much and use cleaning as a way to de-stress. At work I like to write things down so I can align my thoughts and get them out of my head. When I wake up I drink warm water with lemon juice and I feel like a Superwoman! I eat boiled eggs and take ginger and cinnamon capsules to help me digest food and sugars. I call home regularly because my family is a huge support system for me.
How can we connect with you?
You can connect with Sabrina on Instagram and FaceBook or find her wines at Michael Mondavi Family Estate