Sonoma, CA, November 11, 2020 – Following almost a century of farming in Sonoma County, the Sangiacomo Family is opening the doors to their historic property for the first time ever, with the launch of The Terrace at the Home Ranch. Just steps from their estate vineyards, guests are invited to enjoy a curated selection of their small production, award-winning wines and explore three generations of Sonoma history. These new tasting experiences reflect the Sangiacomo Family’s dedication to hospitality and offer an opportunity for an authentic connection with Wine Country travelers and wine loving locals. They invite guests to share in a toast to family, fine wine and the future.
On the opening of their estate to visitors, Mike Sangiacomo says “For as long as I can remember, our family has given our heart and soul to growing world class wine grapes. Our land is near and dear to our heart and we are thrilled to have others taste how we’ve expressed our vision through our estate vineyards. We love what we do, and now have a greater opportunity to share it.”
The Terrace at the Home Ranch showcases breathtaking views of the vineyards and a panoramic scene of the gently rolling hills that border Carneros and southern Sonoma Valley. The Sangiacomo family laid down their roots in Sonoma at the Home Ranch in 1927 and it continues to be the heart and soul of the family business. Each vintage of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay they produce is a living expression of their family history, capturing 50 years of grapegrowing experience and nearly one hundred years of farming in Sonoma County.
“When you open a bottle of Sangiacomo Wine, you are uncorking 90 years of passion, farming and love. As a multi-generational business, we take great pride and are honored to carry on our family’s tradition. We hope our consumers enjoy our wines as much as we do growing and making them,” says Steve Sangiacomo.
The third-generation siblings, Mike, Mia, and Steve wrote a new chapter of their family’s legacy with the launch of their namesake wine brand in 2016. Now with the opening of the Terrace at the Home Ranch, they are setting the table for the next generations, strengthening their reputation as highly regarded grapegrowers and wine producers.
“Through a slow path of discovery, we bring awareness to a family that has steadily built a legacy on the foundation of exceptional farming, celebrating each wine from vineyard to bottle,” says Meghan Delzell, Director of Sales and Hospitality. “A visit to the Home Ranch draws on our human instinct toward simplicity and comfort. I find great pleasure in sharing moments with our customers, encouraging togetherness and experiencing wine slowly with laughter and joy. May every guest leave feeling satisfied and happy, nourished with meaningful interactions and delicious wine.”
Combining a passion for sustainability and stewardship with a love for community and wine, the Sangiacomo hospitality team is dedicated to exceeding guests’ expectations while generously sharing their knowledge of each vintage, varietal and respective vineyard site. The guided wine tastings immerse guests in a grape-to-glass experience of their terroir-focused wines that express the best of Sangiacomo estate vineyards. Visitors may select from two new experiences:
- The Signature Terrace Tasting includes a guided flight of five curated wines in a spacious and comfortable outdoor seating area. Guests will gain a deeper connection to the complexity and transparency of sustainable farming and artisanal winemaking.
- The Sunset on the Terrace experience, created specifically to accommodate locals and travelers alike, is a quintessential way for wine country visitors to kick off their weekend in Sonoma Valley. Guests may sit back and relax, while enjoying wines by the glass or bottle.
“The spirit of our grandparents was rooted in genuine kindness and hospitality, where there was always an open seat at the kitchen table for the next person to come through the door. We bring that same philosophy for guests to come and enjoy our wines and take that next seat at the table,” explains Mia Sangiacomo Pucci.
To continue the culinary traditions, Sangiacomo is partnering with longtime family friend and fellow Sonoma business owner, Lauren Cotner of Delicious Dish. Guests may enhance their Terrace experience with a variety of wine-friendly seasonal cheese and charcuterie boards from local Sonoma producers.
Kara Joseph, Hospitality Sales Manager at Sangiacomo, welcomes each guest with genuine hospitality. “I believe sharing Sangiacomo family stories intertwined with sips of wine provide a unique perspective on Sonoma, our vineyards, and our thoughtful winemaking. Most importantly, I want each and every guest to feel like family whenever they visit us at the Home Ranch.”
Winemaker James MacPhail shares a deep reverence for the Sangiacomo Vineyards. Born and raised in Northern California, the admired winemaker is an artist whose minimalist approach evokes a sense of terroir and natural purity in every wine he crafts. He has worked with the Sangiacomo Family and their land for 20 years. Through passion and knowledge, his wines mirror the family’s vision of allowing each vineyard’s distinctive imprint on each bottle.
Mindful in all that they do, Sangiacomo Wines is following all current health restrictions and safety guidelines. A spacious and comfortable location, the hospitality team is committed to providing the responsible, high-end service that all guests deserve.
Sangiacomo is open to the public Thursday through Monday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with reservations required for all experiences. A seasonal series of events and programming will be announced throughout the year. Located at 21545 Broadway in Sonoma, the Hospitality team can be reached by calling 707-934-8445, or emailing [email protected]. Priority access is given to members of the recently launched Club Famiglia, and to customers on the mailing list.
The majority of Sangiacomo Wines are sold direct-to-consumer and to select key restaurant accounts and premium independent wine shops. Beyond California, the wines are available with distributor partnerships in FL, GA, NC, NY, OK, and TX. The winery produces a small amount of large format bottles for charity auctions only. Information surrounding the release of new wines is distributed via email a few weeks prior to its annual spring, fall and winter releases. To learn more about Sangiacomo Wines, visit their website (http://sangiacomowines.com). Stay up to date on Sangiacomo Wines and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT SANGIACOMO WINES
Sangiacomo Wines, launched in 2016, celebrates the family’s heritage as grapegrowing pioneers in Sonoma dating back to 1969. Made from 100% certified sustainable grapes from the family’s vineyards, these artisanal wines showcase cool-climate Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Third generation farmers, the Sangiacomo family has farmed in Sonoma since 1927. With over 50 years of grapegrowing experience, they bring unparalleled knowledge and expertise to each and every bottle of wine. Today in addition to making handcrafted wine, they continue to grow and sell world-class grapes to over 60 premium wineries from 1,600 acres of estate vineyards in Carneros, Petaluma Gap, Napa Valley, and Sonoma Coast. Every sip of Sangiacomo Wine is a toast to Sonoma!