Pinot Noir


The Bacigalupi’s journey began in the 1950s. From humble roots in Healdsburg, Charles and Helen Bacigalupi’s dream unfolded on 121 acres along Westside Road. What started as a labor of love has grown into a cherished tale of dedication and vineyard excellence.

Innovation Through Friendship: Through a bond formed at Charles’s dental practice, he and Paul Heck envisioned the potential for premium wine grapes. Encouraged by Paul, Charles planted Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Eventually he obtained Pinot Noir bud wood from Karl Wente, the first well documented plantings of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley.

The Bacigalupi name became synonymous with excellence during the historic 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting. The victory of their Chardonnay over renowned French wines was a turning point that reshaped the global perception of California wines!

Today: Drawing on over 65 years of grape-growing wisdom, three generations of the Bacigalupi family are now involved.

Only 150 cases are produced annually.