Almost 50 years ago, Lupe Maldonado moved to California from Atacheo, a small farming community in Michoacan, Mexico. In 1971 Lupe was working for Sterling Vineyards when Peter Newton offered 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 Newton, 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 Napa Valley. Today Lupe lives in the midst of the vines that he planted and tends to. Lupe and his son Hugo, a graduate in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California in Davis, and their families are partners in the project.
Maldonado 2011 Chardonnay “Parr” Sonoma Coast
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A youthful, fun, vibrant wine from the get go! The wine is medium to full in body, lush with a nice balance from start to finish laced with gorgeous pear, citrus and peach flavors and sublet mineral notes on the finish. The wine finishes long and elegant, a real crowd-pleaser! The wines are crafted by Alpha Omega winemaker Jean Hoefliger, whose relationship with the Maldonado goes back to 2001 while working at Newton Vineyards (under John Kongsgaard).