The Maldonado story is a beautiful depiction of the American Dream dream achieved. Lupe Maldonado immigrated to California from Mexico in 1962 at the age of 21. Through hard work and perseverance he was able to succeed. Lupe spent many years working in vineyards throughout Napa Valley. He settled down in the small town of St Helena.
In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena.
Lupe’s dedication and hard work were beginning to pay off; he was named vineyard manager for Newton Vineyard. With Newton, Lupe found a home where he proudly dedicated all his energy for over thirty years. In 1999 his son Hugo, stepped into the role of Vineyard manager when Lupe planned to retire .
Lupe began devoting his three decades of viticulture wisdom to his own grapes. He bought a 10-acre piece of land in the coolest southern reaches of Napa Valley, in Jamieson Canyon, which he developed into his own vineyards. Lupe lives in the midst of the vines that he planted and tends.
Lupe and his son Hugo, a graduate in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California in Davis, and their families are partners in the project.
They farm the vineyard together, and oversee the whole winemaking project, as well as operating a small vineyard management company.
Wines to be Tasted
Maldonado Vineyards 2016 Chardonnay, Los Olivos Vineyard, Napa Valley
Maldonado Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir, Los Olivos Vineyard, Napa Valley
Maldonado Vineyards 2015 Syrah, Los Olivos Vineyard, Napa Valley
Maldonado Vineyards 2014 Proprietary Red (63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 15% Syrah) Napa Valley
Maldonado Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Maldonado Vineyards 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Toll Road Vineyard, Napa Valley
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