Private wine tasting with wine maker Gustavo Brambila from Gustavo Wines for up to 8 guests. Originally from San Clemente, Mexico, Gustavo Brambila worked at wineries throughout the Napa Valley before attending UC Davis and receiving a degree in fermentation sciences. In 1977, Gustavo accepted an offer to join Grgich Hills Cellar. In his first harvest, he produced the winning Chardonnay in the Great Chardonnay Showdown of 1980, where 221 Chardonnays were selected from around the world for a blind wine competition. During his 23 years at Grgich Hills, Cellar Gustavo worked to define wine excellence for consumers, wine writers, and winemakers. He produced 90+ scores for 23 consecutive years.
In 1996, Gustavo launched his own wine enterprise under the Gustavo Thrace brand. In 2002, he designed and developed the first downtown winery wine tasting room. A model adopted and used throughout the world. The story of the “Judgement of Paris” Chateau Montelena’s Chardonnay inspired the 2008 film “Bottle Shock” in which Freddy Rodriguez portrays Gustavo Brambila. This package includes a private wine tasting with award winning winemaker Gustavo Brambila for 8 guests; and two signed bottles, a 2019 Oak Knoll Chardonnay and a 2017 Barbera.
Package winner must be available for local pickup or delivery within the Bay Area by the Volunteer Council.