Gustavo Thrace

7072576796 1021 McKinstry St
Napa, CA 94559
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The first time Gustavo talked to Thrace was when he called her to tell her that he was her son’s little league baseball coach. Who would have thought that would lead to joining forces to start a winery? Turns out that they each had talents that, when combined, would work well together to form a winery. Gustavo had been a winemaker, first at Chateau Montelena and then at Grgich Hills, for the past 21 years when they met. Thrace had a background in small business management and had already started two other companies by the time she met Gustavo. Thirteen years later there is a pretty definite separation of duties: Gustavo makes the wine and Thrace sells it. In 1996 we found some ‘second crop’ grapes and bought enough to make 200 cases of an inaugural Zinfandel. We custom crushed at another facility that year but by 1997 had found our own home in downtown Napa. We moved the winery to the industrial park in Napa three years and now Gustavo does custom crush for others as well as being the winemaker for Read more »

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