april gargiulo & vintner's daughter

april gargiulo & vintner's daughter

From Napa Valley Winemaking to Transformative Skincare

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In this episode of Read Receipt, we are thrilled to welcome April Gargiulo, founder of Vintner's Daughter, an award-winning luxury skincare brand. April's journey from the world of fine winemaking in Napa Valley to creating Vintner's Daughter is a story of dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Drawing on her family's principles of winemaking, April has built a skincare line that emphasizes methodical attention to detail and the finest natural ingredients. Since launching in 2014, Vintner's Daughter has been celebrated for its transformative products and commitment to excellence. Join us as April shares her story, the philosophy behind her brand, and the challenges of building a skincare company that stands apart in its dedication to quality over quantity.

Tune in to discover April's entrepreneurial journey, the inspiration behind Vintner's Daughter, and what's next for this innovative brand.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the conversation!

the Show Notes


April Gargiulo, founder of Vintner's Daughter, shares her inspiring journey from the world of fine winemaking to creating a luxury skincare brand. Drawing on her family's principles of winemaking, April emphasizes quality and craftsmanship in every product. Vintner's Daughter focuses on using the finest natural ingredients to create transformative skincare solutions. April discusses the evolution of Vintner's Daughter, the importance of patience and discipline, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on her business. The conversation explores her entrepreneurial experiences, the development of Vintner's Daughter's products, and her vision for the future.


luxury skincare, entrepreneurship, brand building, natural ingredients, Vintner's Daughter, April Gargiulo


  1. April Gargiulo’s journey from fine winemaking to founding Vintner's Daughter is driven by a passion for quality and craftsmanship.
  2. Vintner's Daughter focuses on creating high-quality skincare products with the finest natural ingredients, emphasizing transformative results.
  3. Building a brand involves understanding market needs, listening to customer feedback, and maintaining a clear vision.
  4. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique challenges, but also opportunities for brands like Vintner's Daughter to adapt and thrive.
  5. April’s dedication to quality and craftsmanship drives the success of Vintner's Daughter.

Sound Bites:

  • "Vintner's Daughter started as a way to create luxury skincare products that emphasize quality and craftsmanship."
  • "Our goal is to provide high-quality, transformative skincare solutions using the finest natural ingredients."
  • "Building a brand requires understanding market needs and staying true to your vision."
  • "The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of adaptability and innovation in business."
  • "Vintner's Daughter is about providing luxury skincare solutions that people can trust and feel confident using."


00:00 - April’s Background and Journey-
April introduces herself and shares her journey from fine winemaking in Napa Valley to founding Vintner's Daughter.

08:01 - The Inspiration Behind Vintner's Daughter-
April discusses the personal and professional experiences that inspired her to create Vintner's Daughter and the early days of the brand.

12:30 - Transitioning from Winemaking to Skincare-
April explains her transition from the wine industry to starting a luxury skincare brand and the lessons learned.

23:17 - The Importance of Quality and Craftsmanship-
The conversation delves into how Vintner's Daughter emphasizes quality and craftsmanship in its products.

25:30 - Challenges and Opportunities During the Pandemic-
April talks about the challenges of pivoting during the COVID-19 pandemic and the opportunities it presented.

27:26 - Commitment to Quality and Transformative Results-
April highlights Vintner's Daughter’s dedication to creating high-quality skincare products that offer transformative results.

31:23 - Building a Strong Brand Identity-
The discussion explores the importance of a strong brand identity and connecting with consumers authentically.

36:02 - The Vision for Vintner's Daughter-
April shares her vision for the future of Vintner's Daughter and her goals for the brand.

47:37 - Patience and Persistence in Entrepreneurship-
April emphasizes the need for patience and persistence in achieving long-term success.

51:43 - Final Thoughts and Insights-
April wraps up the conversation with final thoughts and valuable insights for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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