In 1976 the California white and red wines defeated the French in the famous Paris Tasting. It was a momentous day! The white wine that bested the famous French Burgundies was a 1973 Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Chardonnay. 40% of the grapes that created that award winning wine came from Charles and Helen Bacigalupi’s vineyard.
Bacigalupi Vineyard is now 125 acres and managed by John Bacigalupi. They grow grapes for outstanding wineries including Gary Ferrell, Williams Selyem, Venge, and Wonderment, as well as producing their own wine.
On July 18th Bacigalupi threw a party and we were lucky enough to be among the guests in the sold out crowd. Wines produced exclusively from the Bacigalupi vineyards were being poured by nineteen wineries and……
Photo credit: Bacigalupi
PHOTO Credit: BACIGALUPI
We had a blast! Thank you Bacigalupi for making our last evening in wine paradise so special!