Santa Clara Valley Wine Auction and Guglielmo Winery with Gene Guglielmo, Ep. 59

Come meet us, the Marys, and sip Santa Clara Valley Wines with us! That’s right, Mary B and Mary O are hosting the VIP Sommelier Experience during the Santa Clara Valley Wine Auction on Saturday, March 25 at Guglielmo Winery in Morgan Hill, Calif. We’re super excited to support this fantastic and historic California wine region, the birthplace of the state’s commercial wine industry. And we are excited to meet you, our listeners, and share a Sip Sip Hooray! toast.

In this special pod episode, we have all the T on the wine auction – including previewing a few auction lots. VIP admission is at 5 pm and gets you special access to the best of the best wines, plus you get to meet us and some of the local winemakers. General admission begins at 6 pm. And yes you can buy tickets now.

Generations of the Guglilemo winery family: (L-R back row, the thrid generation), Gene, Gary and George Guglielmo; (front row 2nd generation) George W and Madeline. Courtesy Guglielmo Winery

Then you’re in for a real treat, as we welcome 3rd generation vintner Gene Guglielmo. At 98 years old, Guglielmo Winery is the longest continously operated family winery in the Santa Clara Valley. If you do the math, you’ll see that the winery started in 1925, right in the middie of Prohibition! Needless to say, Gene’s got great stories about this and more!

Gene Guglielmo (L) with brother George Guglielmo (R) in Guglielmo Winery’s estate vineyards in Morgan Hill, Calif. Courtesy Guglielmo Winery

Special thanks to Wineries of Santa Clara Valley and the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, which will distribute auction proceeds to local non-profits serving the community. Sip Sip Hooray and the Marys appreciate being invited to participate in this giving event.

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Wines tasted during this pod espisode:

• Guglielmo Private Reserve 2021 Estate Grignolino Rosé, Santa Clara Valley

• Guglielmo Private Reserve 2018 Estate Sagrantino, Santa Clara Valley

• Guglielmo Private Reserve 2018 Estate Petite Sirah