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 […]

Bacigalupi family history

Posted by on Feb 6, 2009 in Family History | 13 Comments

My great, great Grandfather was the brave immigrant, leaving home to travel to places unknown in search of a new life. Natale Bacigalupi was born in 1861 in a small town in the province of Genoa; Italy in the region Liguria called Cicanga. He came to the US in 1875 as a young boy and […]

My grandfather at Korbel

Posted by on Jan 22, 2009 in Family History | 3 Comments

This March my grandfather, Paul Heck would have turned 91 years old. Even though I never met him there are things about his life and the way that he did business in the wine industry that I try in emulate in my own actions as I learn “the ropes.” I think that what most people […]

The Bacigalupi family’s third generation

Posted by on Sep 6, 2008 in Family History | No Comments

As the family’s third generation my twin sister Nicole and I have just started to make our mark in the wine industry. Both of us have jumped in head first, co-marketing our  family’s first wine label. On the same ranch that our grandparents farmed, we grew up chasing lizards, climbing trees, and following our father […]

Bacigalupi family legacy

Posted by on Aug 6, 2008 in Family History | 2 Comments

In 1956 my grandparents–Charles and Helen Bacigalupi–purchased 121 acres on Westside Road, a few miles south of town. In a simple beginning, Grandpa began to care for the 16 acres of existing vineyards. Envisioning the demand for premium wine grapes, Paul Heck  encouraged Charles to plant chardonnay and Pinot Noir. In 1964, Grandpa began his […]