Interview with Marisa Sergi.

Interview with Marisa Sergi.

Interview with Marisa Sergi.

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – L’uva Bella Winery is set to start the first of two expansion projects, costing a total of $1 million. The winery will add three new tanks and a new filtration system in the first phase, which is expected to be completed in the summer. “Having this expansion is really going to increase our capacity to produce more wine for more retailers across the country,” says Marisa Sergi, chief growth officer for L’uva Bella. Read more

LOWELLVILLE, Ohio – A soon-to-begin $1 million expansion at L’uva Bella Winery will position it to expand beyond the 5,000 retail locations where its wines are sold now. L’uva Bella owners Marisa Sergi and Evan Schumann plan to break ground within the next two weeks on the first part of the two-phase expansion to the winemaking operation, at the same time as a rebranding for the RedHead wine brand is under way. Read more

Sergi and her partner Evan Schumann bought L’uva Bella Winery from Sergi’s father with the ambition of developing the family business into one of the countries, largest wineries by the mid-2020s. In achieving this goal, the couple now leverages Schumann’s manufacturing background and Sergi’s own winemaking expertise, she started her own brand, RedHead Wine, while studying at Cornell University. The winery’s Purple Rain brand is sold in more than 3,000 stores in four states. Read more

Marisa Sergi wanted to continue her families legacy through the thing they were most passionate about: wine. The company, which was started by her father Frank in the late ’90s, ties together their Italian roots and their love for sharing.

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Linda Macala, Mahoning County Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, says a key to her job this year during the COVID-19 pandemic is helping tourist businesses survive until things return to normal. Read more