VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
Lupe Maldonado moved to California nearly 50 years ago from Michoacan, Mexico. He spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. In 1971, Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when he was offered to opportunity to join in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena named Newton. He ended up working as vineyard manager for Newton for over thirty years. His son Hugo succeeded him in 1999.
While working at Newton, Lupe bought 10 acres in the cool southern reaches of Napa Valley in Jamieson Canyon and developed his own vineyard. His son Hugo graduated with a degree in viticulture and enology from University of California at Davis and the two families are partners in the project, farming the vineyard together, overseeing the winemaking, and operating a small vineyard management company.
Several varietals are offered including a Pinot Noir from the estate Los Olivos Vineyard in Napa Valley and Parr Vineyard in Sonoma County.
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