One has to wonder what Giorgio might think. The late Giorgio Lungarotti always thought about the future, and not necessarily for his own benefit -- who else plants walnut trees in his 80s, for example?

So, what would Giorgio think about three women now running the family business? I would imagine he would be very proud indeed of his wife Maria Grazia and daughters Chiara and Theresa. Always a champion of what was local and organic, Giorgio could only be thrilled that his family has not only assumed control of the family business, but also is furthering his vision while continuing to keep Lungarotti at the forefront of Italian wine.