About Castrucci Wines
Thanks for stopping by to learn more about Castrucci Wines. We're excited to share our story and our wine with you.
It all started back in 1998 when we moved our family from New England to the San Francisco Bay Area. It wasn't long before we discovered (and fell in love with) the wonders and beauty of the Napa Valley. Through curiosity and passion for good wines, we started to learn more and more about the famous world of wine that grasps this region of Northern California. Our love for this fascinating industry led us to purchase a vineyard property, now Casturcci Vineyards, in 2011.
We started by dipping our toes in. We began by selling our fruit from the property to local wineries that first year. Based on the positive feedback we were receiving about the quality of the fruit, we decided to take on the fascinating challenge of making wine ourselves in 2013. Around this same time we were introduced to Steve Matthaisson.
"If one person stands to rewrite the trajectory of California wine - in Napa's luxurious heart, no less - it is Steve Matthiasson. For that reason, he is The Chronicle's Winemaker of the Year." -2014 SF Chronicle Winemaker of the Year
Immediately upon discussing wine with Steve, it became very clear that we shared some of the same feelings and thoughts about wine. We were very excited to have him join the Castrucci Wines family as our winemaker.
Our first Castrucci Wines harvest took place during the fall of 2013 and we've been going strong, increasing production year over year, ever since. We are excited to be combining great fruit with the skills of a very talented winemaker, with the ultimate goal of producing outstanding wines we can be proud of that ring true to our values and beliefs.
Thank you for visiting,
David & Dawn Castrucci
Steve Matthiasson is the President of Premiere Viticultural Services, which he co-founded in 2001, and the owneriwinemaker of Matthiasson Wines, which he started with his wife Jill Klein Matthiasson in 2003. Steve was named Food and Wine Magazine Winemaker of the Year in 2012 and SF Chronicle Winemaker of the Year in 2014.
With Premiere Viticulture he provides hands on vineyard consulting in Napa and Sonoma counties. Before coming to Napa, Steve worked in various capacities in sustainable ag consulting, research, and education in the San Joaquin Valley.
Organic and sustainable farming has been a major part of his career. Steve makes wine for a select number of clients, and farms his own vineyards and tree fruit orchards. Respect for the land and the age-old craft of farming and winemaking forms the core of his work.
A Quote from Steve about working with Castrucci wines:
"For years, tending the vineyard next door, I looked over the fence and thought about what a great vineyard location the Castrucci’s property would be. Volcanic rock, up on a bluff, buffeted daily by wind and fog off of the San Francisco Bay. When my friend Jason Ray planted it we talked about the stellar wine that it would produce. I couldn’t believe my luck when Dave and Dawn Castrucci reached out for me to make the wine. They have been uncompromising on quality from day one, supporting and encouraging every quality decision, from the farming to the winemaking through to the bottle. Together we are making wines that truly reveal that unique and special terroir."
Read more about Steve Matthiasson's work, awards and more: click here.
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Castrucci Wines Retail Locations
- 1313 Main
- Bank Cafe' and Bar - Westin
- Studio M Wines
- Bounty Hunter
- Belcampo Meat Co. (Larkspur)
- Cook Tavern
- Atlas Social
- Ludwigs Fine Wines & Spirits