Napa, CA, January 5, 2014 – Ca’ Momi winery today announced that Raliegh Neal has joined the winery as the new California sales manager. In his new role at Ca’ Momi, Neal, a former Michael Franti & Spearhead band member, will combine his passion for wine with his years of experience in bringing people together.
“When Raliegh asked us how he could become a part of our Ca’ Momi family we jumped at the chance to hire him,” said Valentina Guolo-Migotto, Co-Founder of Ca’ Momi. “We believe his experience and passion are a perfect fit for our tight-knit group and for selling our wines.”
Neal has been into music since he was a child and attended the University of Miami’s school of music. He moved to New York City in 1991 and truly discovered the power of music and the arts. Neal became the music director for the CityKids Foundation, where he implemented a youth leadership program that teaches through the arts, including music, dance and theater. In addition he worked with The Door, a youth service program in Manhattan, which offers a music composition course for beginners and an audio engineering class for more experienced youth composers. After traveling through Europe as a freelance musician, Raliegh returned to New York City and later moved across the country to the Bay Area where he joined Michael Franti and Spearhead as an instrumentalist/singer and songwriter. He also plays Organ for the Allen AME Church of San Francisco, sings and plays drums with the Native American performance group Eagle Spirit.
“Valentina, Dario and Stefano’s passion for food and wine is contagious,” said Raliegh Neal. “Their values of being mindful and soulful called out to me. Wine, like music, connects people over a common passion. I look forward to taking my love of wine to a new level while growing a brand that I can 100% get behind.”
Ca’ Momi has a close relationship with Franti and his band members and joined the band this past summer for the Soulshine concert tour. Neal will continue to play music with Franti and Spearhead, until January 2015. In addition, Ca’ Momi is raising funds for Michael Franti’s Do It For The Love Foundation via a line of two limited-edition wines, Do It For The Love California Red Wine and Do It For The Love California White Wine. These heart-crafted wines were created specifically for the foundation and can be purchased online at doitforthelove.org, with 100% of the profits going to support the foundations’ wish fulfillment programs. The current Fall 2014 wine releases from Ca’ Momi includes house wines, frizzante wines, passion wines, Do It For The Love wines, and reserve wines. The complete list can be found at camomiwinery.com/Purchase-Our-Wines.
Ca’ Momi winery
Founded in 2006, Ca’ Momi Napa Valley is the heart’s offering of three Italians: Dario De Conti, Valentina Guolo-Migotto and Stefano Migotto. Ca’ Momi is a tribute to the land of their birth and the wines that they love. Ca’ Momi makes heart-crafted wines elevating the best grapes that the Napa Valley has to offer. From the winery and vineyards in Carneros, featuring hand-selected fruit from across the Napa Valley, Ca’ Momi wines represent the best of both worlds: Napa Valley fruit carefully crafted by the heritage and obsessive care of Old World winemaking. Their portfolio includes award-winning House blends to an opulent Reserve line. Combined, winemakers Dario De Conti and Stefano Migotto have over 30 years of experience in wine consulting and the finer points of Old World winemaking. From their years consulting for wineries throughout the region, both men hold long-established relationships with some of the best grape growers in Napa Valley, guaranteeing top-quality fruit for years to come.
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