2017 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir Release Party with Winemaker Will Weese - Expired Event
Come enjoy complimentary tastes of the 2017 Bacigalupi Pinot Noir along with barrel samples from 2018 with our Winemaker Will Weese. Only 124 cases made of this black label, Member only wine.
In addition to the free tastes, it will be available for the first time by the glass ($10 members : $20 non members) plus Members may purchase by the bottle.
In 1956 Charles and Helen Bacigalupi purchased 121 acres on Westside Road, a few miles south of the town of Healdsburg. In a simple beginning, Charles began to care for the 16 acres of existing vineyards. Envisioning the demand for premium wine grapes, Paul Heck (of Korbel winery) encouraged Charles to plant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 1964, Charles began his plantings with six acres of each varietal. Eventually he obtained Pinot Noir bud wood from Karl Wente, the first well documented plantings of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley. He remembers Wente telling him the stock had come from France via the family’s old vineyard in Livermore. The family name (Bacigalupi) gained recognition during the 1976 Paris Tasting when the 1973 Napa Valley Chardonnay from Château Montelena (made with 40% of Bacigalupi fruit) triumphed over many acclaimed French wines. This event was the turning point in America’s global wine image. The vineyards now consist of 125 acres of premium grapes, which have been planted and managed for the past 30 years by John Bacigalupi and his family.