Much like the rest of her family, Giovanna Mondavi (Gigi) has wine in her blood. As the youngest of 4 girls, Gigi grew up following her sisters’ footsteps. It only made sense that Gigi start her first job at her family’s winery, C. Mondavi & Family, at 10 years old as a laboratory assistant. Gigi ventured away from home to spend her high school years at a boarding school called Brentwood College located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. After her time on Vancouver Island, she moved to an even colder region and continued her education in Boston. In 2015, she graduated from the D’Amore McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Having completed three 6-month internships, Gigi decided to stay in Boston to focus her career in sales pursuing a job with MFS Investments.
Happy to no longer be titled an Intern, she is ecstatic to begin the next chapter of her life exploring and expanding her knowledge about Food & Wine while continuing her work in the Finance Industry. Although she does not reside in California, she manages the Social Media and assists in the daily operations of the brand, Dark Matter Wines, she co-owns with her 3 sisters.
As she always says…
“The story of Dark Matter is to have no boundaries that restrict us and to fear nothing; it is simply about being Limitless and pursuing our dreams.”