Cecilia grew up in New Jersey, with no wine background whatsoever. All that changed when her family visited California in late 2009 and fell in love with wine country. Upon losing her job at Wells Fargo during the recession, she decided to throw caution to the wind and move to California, permanently, to start a wine brand in her family’s name. Attaching herself to anyone that would teach her, she quickly learned the craft and began winning awards for her wines. Now on her ninth vintage, Cecilia has honed her skills and begun experimenting with varietals not usually found in the Russian River area, and winemaking practices not commonly implemented in the US. She is all about pushing the envelope and feels that her unique entry into winemaking empowers her to think outside the box.