General Manager & Partner
As a fourth a generation grape grower in Lodi, California I am passionate about striving to be better than previous generations, by adopting sustainable farming practices that will preserve the vitality of our land for our future generations. Farming is the basis of all that we do, and I feel truly blessed to be on this path that my great-grandfather, Angelo Maggio, began on when he left his homestead in Italy for a better life in the USA in 1906.
Angelo Maggio planted his first vineyard in 1928, and I am sure he had his set of challenges – much of them probably haven’t changed! As farmers, we worry about weather, surpluses, diseases, balance of soil nutrients, labor, etc. There is a lot of work that goes into a successful harvest, but seeing the fruits of your labor makes the process worth it.
Running a winery poses it’s own unique set of challenges. After earning my degree in Business Administration from University of the Pacific, I returned to Oak Ridge to participate on the other side of the business. Seeing the hard work in the field manifest into products that are enjoyed across the county is inspiring, exciting, and humbling. It’s like coming full circle!