California Wines Margot Schmitt



California Wines
Margot Schmitt

Löherweg 38
80997 München
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Jacuzzi Winery   

The Jacuzzi trek to America started in 1907, when Valeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi, the second- and third-born sons of Giovanni and Teresa Jacuzzi, immigrated to Washington to work on the railroad. A warmer climate beckoned and the pair eventually made their way to southern California. Years later, they were joined by four other brothers and eventually all went to work in the aviation industry. Soon they would make American history. In Italy, Giovanni, a skilled wood worker and vineyard owner and farmer also owned and farmed vineyards. There he planted ….. In 1911, on a visit to his sons in America, he knew that they would never go back. He then returned to Italy with Valeriano to gather up the rest of the family. World War I intervened and the trip was delayed until the war’s end. During this time, Valeriano had met Giuseppina and fell in love, married and had their first child. Soon after their arrival in early 1921, Valeriano started working with his brothers at their Jacuzzi Brothers factory. A tragic crash, over Modesto, of Jacuzzi’s first enclosed monoplane took several lives, including that of Valeriano’s brother, Giocondo. At this time, Giovanni asked his sons to cease making planes. Valeriano moved his family to Northern California to buy a 161-acre farm in Contra Costa County. During the depression, Valeriano, with help from his older children, planted a portion of the open farm fields with grapes and in 1936 he applied for a license to make wine for home consumption. At that time he was limited to 200 gallons (approximately 84 cases). The vineyard was planted to Zinfandel, Carignane and Mourvedre and he sold grapes for $30-$35 a ton. In 1937, Valeriano returned to work with his brothers at Jacuzzi Brothers, Inc. located in Berkeley, CA where they manufactured water well pumps and eventually, the Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath.

Nach dieser ausführlichen historischen Perspektive fragen Sie sich: Was hat das mit unserem Angebot von Jacuzzi Family Vineyards Primitivo, Barbera, Nebbiolo und Nero d'Avola zu tun? Fred Cline, Gründer von Cline Cellars (>> CLINE CELLARS) ehrt das Andenken seiner Vorfahren mütterlicherseits unter anderem mit einem eigenen, ganz im toskanischen Stil errichteten Weingut und der Produktion von Weinen aus italienischen Rebsorten, in denen sich Noblesse und ein Schuß bodenständiger Rustikalität prächtig miteinander verbinden.