Located on the banks of Soquel Creek, Bargetto Winery represents the oldest continuous running winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Bargetto winemaking heritage began with brothers Phillip and John Bargetto who emigrated from Castelnuovo Don Bosco, a small town in the Piedmont region of northern Italy. They brought with them years of winegrowing experience and established the original Bargetto family winery in 1910 in San Francisco. In 1918, the brothers purchased the present site of Bargetto Winery and began making wine out of an old barn on the property. During Prohibition (1919 to 1933), the Bargettos continued to make wine for family and friends, while also selling produce to local customers. When Prohibition ended in 1933, they devoted more time to their family wine business and began a wine wholesale business as well. John Bargetto’s sons, Ralph and Lawrence, eventually joined the business in the 1950s and continued the Bargetto Family winemaking heritage. Lawrence helped introduce modern technology, such as stainless steel fermentation and barrel aging, while adding new Santa Cruz Mountains varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Today, the winery is run by the third generation of Bargettos who, keeping with the family heritage, have begun experimenting with northern Italian varietals and continue to produce traditional, distinctive wines with a true pioneering spirit.
Bargetto Winery - Santa Cruz Mountains
Best of Class and 3 Gold Medals!
- Bargetto2006 Pinot Noir
- Santa Cruz Mountains
- Monterey County
- Best of Class - Gold Medalsid: 526