The Mark Wine News Winter '18 Volume 8.1 - Page 18

King of the Castle M arco D i G iulio , V intage W ine E states T B.R. Cohn Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon L ike me, you are probably wondering how he got there. Well, it all started when his parents emigrated from Tusca- ny, Italy. “I was born and raised in San Francisco until I was 12, he says, “and then we moved up to Marin County.” Di Gi- ulio’s mom mostly stayed home to raise he and his brother, but his dad brought Clos Pegase, “Mitsuko’s a slice of Tuscany to the Bay area restau- Vineyard” Merlot rant scene. “My dad worked in and owned several restaurants.” Actually several very successful restaurants. And where there is Italian food, there is wine. “Wine was a constant presence on our dinner table at home, so much so that I didn’t really regis- ter it as a potential career choice.” DiGiulio inherited his family’s appreciation for great food and wine, but since child- hood he dreamed of being an architect or he title “Chief Winemaking Overlord,” kind of says it all. Between his personal wine projects and overseeing the entire portfolio of Vintage Wine Estates, wine industry veteran Marco DiGiulio is definitely perched on a throne. As Vintage Wine Estates continues to grow its fine wine portfolio, DiGiulio now directs winemaking at Clos Pegase, Swanson Vineyards and Cosentino in Napa, and at B.R. Cohn Winery, Viansa Sonoma and Sonoma Coast Vineyards. DiGiulio also oversees all premium winemaking at the state-of- the-art, solar-powered Vintage Wine E ]\X[ۈX[]H[[ [YܛXK[[[\BMBHPTSHU