Sonoma County is one of the country's top destinations for world-class wines.
Everyone knows that if you want to find the little-known gems of a particular place, you need to ask the locals. They know everybody around, where everything good is and when something new, exciting and noteworthy happens.
So we Sonoma people are picky about our wines...we want just the right thing to impress our family or guests. It's expected of us--we live here, so we should know the difference between excellent and just pretty good.The Amador Family named the brand after the family’s French Basque great grandmother, who is remembered for her talents in hosting simple celebrations. Since its debut in February of 2009, Gracianna has been a testament to the painstaking craftsmanship and relationship-enhancing experience that is showcased by a truly memorable wine. Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitudes and graciousness in entertaining.
The Amador family's training, education and one-on-one experience with some of Sonoma's top wine people has paid off: our highly regarded Gracianna brand features premium Pinot Noirs, Zinfandels, Chardonnays, and Sauvignon Blancs from the Russian River appellation. Our winemaking method is to determine what we want as an end result, and work diligently until we gets just that. "The Zins have a bold mouthfeel, with depth, spiciness and rich color, and are robust and somewhat tannic. We want our Pinots to remind you of a silky breeze--they are soft and silky, with a smooth mouthfeel and finish, and feature very fruit-forward flavor." The family wants to ensure that everyone knows that Gracianna is for people who have something to be grateful for. "It's for people who love to serve their guests and show them a wonderful time: Gracianna will be there for them." Helen Bacigalupi, one of Gracianna's prestigious growers and grape supplier said that our pinot "is the best expression of wine from that block."
Making award-winning wines is unquestionably a family affair. The Amadors understand the commitment and dedication it takes to bring a crop to harvest and fruit to bin, barrel and bottle. Their imprint can be seen throughout the Gracianna brand, from their commitment to ensuring the hand detailing of each wine shipment which includes a handwritten personal note of gratitude from one of the partners to personally delivering wine for all Sonoma County purchases. Customers say they know it is hard work to make world-class wines but the something “extra” is the difference. They can sense the emotion that the Amadors put into every award-winning bottle. The notes are the family’s way to keep alive their great grandmother Gracianna’s value of being thankful. Ashley Amador sums up what she is thankful for: “I’m looking forward to continuing to grow into my role as a wine leader of the future that shares the bounty of Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley and for my belief that life is one grateful moment after another.”