When Leo and Evelyn Trentadue decided to move to a rural location in 1959, they found their new home in a neglected Alexander Valley prune and pear orchard. True to their Tuscan heritage, the couple planted classic Italian grape varietals at Trentadue Winery. They still produce wines that are 100% Sangiovese—these remain among the best wines produced here—and Carignane, something of a rarity in the area, but the diverse lineup includes everything from a sparkler made
from Chardonnay grapes to wines made from Viognier, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel. When visiting this ivy-covered villa, be sure to sample the most celebrated wine, the La Storia Meritage, a blend of Bordeaux varietals.