Hi, I’m Melanie. I’m the founder of Ghia. And I want to take back the word drinking from alcohol.
I spent my childhood summers near the Mediterranean, where Aperitivo is a way of life. I remember my mother and grandmother making giant jugs of limoncello, using freshly-picked lemons, that we’d pour into the night (and sometimes mornings) until Fall came around.
The best part of those memories, and drinking in general, is that it transports you to a space that’s about simple pleasures. It’s about being together. Connecting. Letting loose. Laughing. Savoring great music and even better friends.
We wanted to make a drink that would take you to this place without numbing the night; a drink you’d remember in the morning.
So we created GHIA, a spirits-free apéritif adapted for modern times. It’s an invitation - to take a moment for yourself, to watch the sunset, to move from work into play and to take care of your loved ones.
Founder + CEO, GHIA