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Wine History

Vincenzo Graziano
Vincenzo and Angela Graziano, 1960
Joseph Graziano
Joseph Graziano, 1970
Gregory Graziano
Winemaker Gregory Graziano

The Graziano Family has a long line of winemakers and grape growers dating back to the early 1900’s.

Gregory Graziano's grandfather, Vincenzo Graziano, and his wife Angela, immigrated to America and to eventuall find their way to Mendocino County where they started growing grapes and making wine. They first planted vineyards in Mendocino County in 1918. In the late 1920's Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and bootlegging wine to support his family.

In the 1940's after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah.

Greg’s father, Joseph Graziano, later followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the family vineyard operation.

Like his family before him Gregory Graziano, Vincenzo's grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition that his grandfather set the foundation for and that his father Joseph later handed down to Gregory. To this day he is still carrying on the family tradition...