Our Story

Ron and Melanie Buoncristiani

Ron and Melanie Buoncristiani

My wine journey begins with my Tuscan roots, from the small town of Orentano, Italy. My grandparents were born and raised there, before they immigrated to California. As a child living in San Francisco with my family, I have great memories of my father and grandfather making wine together. They would order wine grapes and then wait for the truck to arrive with their delivery.

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Reviews and Awards

AwardsOur wines have received various awards and accolades. Here is a small sampling of them:

Best of Class, Gold Medal Award – Los Angeles International Wine Competition – 2010 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

90 POINTS – Wine Enthusiast Magazine – 2009 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Double Gold – 2012 San Francisco International Wine Festival – 2007 Pinot Noir, R. Buoncristiani Vineyard, Russian River Valley

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Vineyard Journal