LupeMaldonado moved to
California from Atacheo, a
small farming community in
Lupe spent many years
working in vineyards throughout
settled down in the small town of
Lupe was working for
Sterling Vineyards when
Lupe the opportunity to join him in the creation of a
new winery in the Spring Mountain District of St. Helena.
Lupe’s dedication and
hard work were beginning to pay off; he was named vineyard
manager for Newton Vineyard. With
Lupe found a home where he proudly dedicated all his
energy for over thirty years. His son
Hugo succeeded him in 1999.
Lupe began devoting his
three decades of viticulture wisdom to his own grapes. He bought
a 10-acre piece of land in the coolest southern reaches of
which he developed into his own vineyards.
Lupe lives in the midst
of the vines that he planted and tends.
Lupe and his son
Hugo, a graduate in Viticulture and
Enology from the
their families are partners in the project.
They farm the vineyard together, and oversee the whole
winemaking project, as well as operating a small vineyard