The Life of Helen Bacigalupi – 60 years of grape growing excellence

The Life of Helen Bacigalupi – 60 years of grape growing excellence

I was born Helen Kathryn Long in Utah on December, 1925 at 8:30 p.m. My father’s side of the family was from Iowa, where he was born. My mother was born in Hungary and came to the U.S. as a small child. My aunt was already here working as an indentured servant and was able […]

The legacy behind the Goddard Ranch

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in Day to day, Family History | No Comments
The legacy behind the Goddard Ranch

When Charles and Helen Bacigalupi met in their final year at The University of California at San Francisco, Helen had hopes of becoming a pharmacist while Charles dreamed of owning his own ranch. While living in the city and finishing their degrees, their relationship progressed. Soon after they graduated in 1952 they were married. Coming […]

The 4th Generation

Posted by on Nov 4, 2015 in Day to day, Family History | No Comments
The 4th Generation

Baby News! 2015 has been a big year for our family with the addition of two new baby boys! On December 30th 2014 at 8:40 p.m. we welcomed the 2nd member of the 4th generation, Aiden Charles Row (pictured right). Aiden is now 10 months old and eating everything! He is not quite crawling but very close. […]

Frost Ranch History

Frost Ranch History

Frost Ranch History        Since 1956 our family has been farming in the Russian River Valley. Our vineyards today are comprised of three different parcels; the Goddard Ranch, Bloom Ranch and Frost Ranch. Each parcel has its own unique story as to how it became a part of our family vineyards. This spring […]

A Life Worth Living; Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013 in Family History | 7 Comments

Born on September 9th, 1924 Charles Bacigalupi grew up on a quiet street in the suburbs of Santa Rosa, California. His mother, Olive Gaddini (Olie) was a homemaker and artist. His father, Albert Bacigalupi ran the local market named after the family; Bacigalupi Market, first established by his father Natale in the early 1900’s. As a […]