About This Wine
Winemaking in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains dates back three generations.
Meet the family that was there at the beginning: the Bargettos. Brothers Phillip and John Bargetto emigrated from Italy to San Francisco — Phillip in the last decade of the 19th century, John in the first decade of the 20th — and in 1981, they moved their winery to the tiny town of Soquel.
The brothers continued to make wine for family and friends through Prohibition, and after Phillip passed away in 1936, John carried on through the 1950s. John’s son Lawrence took the helm in the 1960s and ’70s. Today, third-generation members of the family direct winery operations and have begun to experiment with northern Italian grape varieties.
The emphasis always has been on quality above all else, and you can taste that commitment in Bargetto’s 2010 Viognier, crafted from grapes grown in the Basor Vineyard. It’s lush and fruitful, and honors the family winemaking tradition deliciously.
Rare grape of France's Rhone valley. Produces a floral, full-bodied spicy wine. Yields vary widely and it's hard to grow in other places.
- Grape Composition:100% Viognier
- Grape Source:Basor Vineyard in Santa Cruz County, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Peach, Apricot, Pear, Clove, Lychee and Marzipan
- Aging Vessels:Stainless Steel Tanks
- When to Drink:Now Through 2013
- Food Pairing Suggestionspicy Thai or Tex-Mex dishes.