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Brothers of the Vine

James Laube
Issue: October 15, 2014


In Browns Valley in Napa, west of downtown, Mimi and Rob Buoncristiani have for decades made their own award-winning garagiste cuvées, turning their home into a production facility, with winemaking apparatus filling the garage. The family's operation is the envy of any home winemaker—a bonded garage with a permit to produce 250,000 gallons of wine a year. What gives the Buoncristianis' story a different twist is that all four of their sons, raised on a quiet street in middle-class suburbia, parlayed their family's hobby into professional wine careers. Wine Spectator's James Laube explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 16, 2014.

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