Winemaker, Fabiano Ramaci
Our winemaker, Fabiano, is currently the only winemaker in California crafting Amarone style wine. We often hear the question, "What is Amarone style wine?" After harvesting and prior to fermentation, grapes are placed on drying racks, stacked and left to dry for 120 days in a Zen-like environment. This method, known as ripasso, dates back to ancient Rome. In keeping with the traditional method, the grapes are crushed in January, followed by an extended fermentation and maceration (30 days) to preserve freshness before barreling.