Gregory Graziano's grandfather, Vincenzo Graziano, and his wife Angela, first planted
vineyards in Mendocino County in 1918 where they grew and sold grapes. In the late 1920's
Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and
bootlegging wine to support his family.
In the 1940's after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into
the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah.
Gregory Graziano, Vincenzo's grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition
that his grandfather set the foundation for and that his father Joseph later handed down to Gregory.
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