Inspired by Tradition
Instead of joining the rest of the family at church on Sundays, Larry Grassini's grandfather, Articondo Grassini, who came from Pisa, Italy in the early 1900s with his wife Afiora Tinucci, was more religious about keeping a garden. He would stay home on Sundays to make that evening’s ravioli from the green bounty of his garden, while enjoying a glass of wine (or two)… He also kept chickens. As a nod to Grandpa Articondo, industrious fowl roam our vineyard while sustainably fertilizing the vines.
Larry's father Leo Peter Grassini—while not making ravioli on Sundays—was equally passionate about keeping a garden to grow much of the family’s food. He shared his love for the soil with his children and grandchildren. This firmly-entrenched tradition has been lovingly passed on. A vegetable garden has been planted at the vineyard and provides us with many of the treats served with our wine.
Now, these earthy traditions have been entrusted to the third and fourth generations. From day one, Larry's wife Sharon, and daughters Katie, Corey, Mandy and Molly, have been there in support of this exciting and enriching undertaking. At Grassini Family Vineyards and Winery, our extended family’s passion for beauty, the commitment to hard work and a special place all come together to make the wine in bottles bearing our family’s label something special… and it is our hope that you will enjoy the poetry of the wine and its sense of place and tradition with your friends and family. Articondo would have been proud.
Nature and history constantly announce their grandeur, embodied in gently rolling hills, a pristine lake where fish splash and where the landscape bursts with all that is alive. As a result, the wines crafted here become a unique expression of nature.