About Us

Lume…

’light of’…

“Bring the LUME” bellowed my Granddad.

With panache, a bottle of wine was placed in the heart of the table.

Wine. Light. LUME.

“Bring the LUME” bellowed my Granddad.

With panache, a bottle of wine was placed in the heart of the table.

With panache, a bottle of wine was placed in the heart of the table.

Wine. Light. LUME.

Wine. Light. LUME.

GIUSEPPE GULLO

I stem from a family of wine producers in Mount Etna, which is the most fertile soil region in Sicily, with most of my childhood spent on a vineyard. The world of wine fascinates me because it’s never stagnate, especially the new generation of wine makers. Wine is approachable again and made to be sipped, enjoyed and debated, rather than compromising on quality in favour of economics.
My career in London began with Classica International-a Wine Distributor and Producer based in Tuscany. We opened Negozio Classica Wine Bar & Shop in Notting Hill and within 3 years expanded to a second location in Primrose Hill.
In 2010 I set up a wine bar in Covent Garden called Dalla Terra, followed by Project Managing a bar in Notting Hill for the Region of Friuli. This lead to Li Veli Wine Bar & Bistro in Covent Garden – a Puglian producer in which I was hired as Operations Manager.
I am now partnered with Sardinian Wines – a small, independent wine distributor that specialises in biodynamic wines from all over Italy with a unique focus in the Region of Sardinia.
We believe in shaking hands with producers and aficionados who are open to new possibilities. There’s more to sip than the ubiquitous Pinot Grigio!
Our Manifesto:

Biodynamic. Ethical. Seasonal.  

GIUSEPPE GULLO

I stem from a family of wine producers in Mount Etna, which is the most fertile soil region in Sicily, with most of my childhood spent on a vineyard. The world of wine fascinates me because it’s never stagnate, especially the new generation of wine makers. Wine is approachable again and made to be sipped, enjoyed and debated, rather than compromising on quality in favour of economics.
My career in London began with Classica International-a Wine Distributor and Producer based in Tuscany. We opened Negozio Classica Wine Bar & Shop in Notting Hill and within 3 years expanded to a second location in Primrose Hill.
In 2010 I set up a wine bar in Covent Garden called Dalla Terra, followed by Project Managing a bar in Notting Hill for the Region of Friuli. This lead to Li Veli Wine Bar & Bistro in Covent Garden – a Puglian producer in which I was hired as Operations Manager.
I am now partnered with Sardinian Wines – a small, independent wine distributor that specialises in biodynamic wines from all over Italy with a unique focus in the Region of Sardinia.
We believe in shaking hands with producers and aficionados who are open to new possibilities. There’s more to sip than the ubiquitous Pinot Grigio!
Our Manifesto:

Biodynamic. Ethical. Seasonal.  

Antonio Sanna

When I arrived in London, I began working for Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill.  Through blood and sweat I worked from dishwasher to prep chef to my first service. That’s where my passion for cooking, for the challenge, and the competition began.
I went on to work for Bellaria Restaurant. It was demanding, but with determination I overcame every obstacle. After that I went to Little Sardinia and was lucky enough to meet Chef Francesco Mazzei. He made me understand many things, especially about temperament. And I thank him.
I don’t have a past like others and I have never cared about titles. Lume is a home for me and I am a person who cares about his home.