NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Ray Signorello Jr. began his journey as winemaker and vineyard owner in the Napa Valley during the mid 1980's. Ray, born in San Francisco, California, moved to Vancouver, Canada where the Signorello family continues to maintain their permanent home. Ray divides his time between San Francisco, Vancouver and business related travel. Rays' father, Ray Sr. initiated the vineyard project during the mid 1970's by purchasing the 100 acre estate located on the Silverado Trail in the beautiful Napa Valley. Ray Sr. worked side by side with Ray Jr. establishing the winery's reputation for excellence until his passing in the fall of 1998.
Signorello Vineyards began to develop a style of winemaking based on the idea of "winegrowing" described by the French word "Vigneron". It means that everything done in the vineyards is intimately connected to the winemaking. Ray Signorello's technique or style is used in the Burgundy region of France. His preferences and tastes are decidedly Burgundian; striving for lush fruit to produce rich Chardonnays, like those of Domaine Coche-Dury and Domaine Leflaive. The winery also focuses on elegance, balance and depth thus producing magnificent Pinot Noirs like those from Domaine de la Romanee-Conti and Domaine Leroy.