We strive to create the most natural, elegant, balanced expression possible in Amici Cellars’ wines. We follow the belief that winemaking begins in the vineyard; a blend of the soil, climate and people who farm it. Our winemaking team is fastidious and precise in handling each vineyard, each vintage. There is no never and always; there are no blanket assumptions.
“Our goal is to maintain the distinct character of both grape and vineyard,” Lead Winemaker Anthony Biagi says. We achieve this through individual fermentations and aging protocol for each lot before blending. “Our philosophy is about making decisions based on what the vintage and the vineyard tell us,” adds Winemaker Dante West.
As we work to make wines that are delicious now and will age for decades to come, we also strive to leave a positive impact on the local and global environment. As stewards and vintners, our long-term economic success relies upon the health and wellbeing of the land we live in and enjoy. Read more about our commitment on our sustainability page linked here.
Meet the Makers
Sometimes life brings you full circle, to a place you have been before. While studying marine biology at University of California Davis, Tony Biagi enrolled in an enology course for pleasure, a pivotal moment that summoned memories of small batch winemaking with his father, family gathered around the table sharing conversation and hand-crafted Cabernets. He was instantly hooked.
Prior to earning his degree in Viticulture and Enology from the University of California Davis, Courtney was on the path to pursue his Master Sommelier certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers. A trip to France to visit and taste with legendary producers was the catalyst that set him on a course to attain a new level of understanding through winemaking.
Dante West joined the Amici winemaking team in 2020, seeking a position that blended his love of making high-end Cabernet, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Since graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Viticulture & Enology, Dante has gained extensive experience working in the cellar, lab and vineyard throughout Napa and Sonoma.
Our Commitment to Quality
In the cellar, our team is fastidious and precise in handling each vineyard, each vintage. There is no “never and always”; there are no blanket assumptions. Our goal is to maintain the distinct character of both grape and vineyard.