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Chris Madrigal and guests from last year's harvest party stomping grapes

Save the Date! Annual Madrigal Harvest Party & Grape Stomp
Saturday, September 13th | Noon - 4PM

Please join us Saturday, September 13th from 12-4pm for our Madrigal Family Winery Annual Harvest Party and Grape Stomp. Enjoy traditional Cajun fare & Zydeco music. Serving spicy sliders, bratwurst, grilled veggies, salad and homemade cupcakes, all paired with Madrigal Family wines!

Saturday, September 13th, 2014 | 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM


21st Annual Hands Across The Valley
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Historic Charles Krug Winery
St. Helena, California | Welcome Reception 5-7:30pm

Join Madrigal Family Winery and other as a winery & culinary partners from the Napa Valley at the Welcome Reception for this great cause.  The Evening includes a Sit Down Dinner for VIP Patrons, a silent and live auction, and dancing under the stars featuring the Bobby Joe Russell Band featuring KTVU's Joe Fonzi and Bob Sarlatte. 

"Hands Across The Valley, guided by its Board of Directors, is committed to working toward the goal of a community without hunger." Hands Across The Valley is a registered Non-profit organization.

Click here to purchase event tickets.


Wine Country This Week
August 22, 2014
"Madrigal Family Winery Opens New Tasting Room in Sausalito"

This month, the Madrigal Family Winery opened its new tasting room in the heart of Sausalito, at 819 Bridgeway. This is the first and only Sausalito tasting room opened by a Napa Valley winery. Since
the late 1930s, three generations of the Madrigal family have farmed some of Napa Valley’s finest vineyards and this is a natural evolution of the family’s history.

Designed by well-known wine country interior decorator Shawn Hall, the tasting bar and lounge has a gallery feel mixing local wine country elements with an urban flair, showcasing sustainable materials and California style. A large window display features elements depicting the history of the Napa Valley and the early days of winemaking.

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Family Winemakers Tasting
"From Our Table to Yours"
 August 17th | 3:30 - 6PM

Join owner Chris Madrigal as Family Winemakers presents its 1st tasting of small, family-owned wineries from across California in San Mateo after 23 years in San Francisco.  One thread weaves through this tasting -- an ethic of craftsmanship to bring you the best wines -- "From Our Table to Yours".  This tasting is about the breadth of wineries from across the state, an enormous range of varietals, and wine growing appellations from all over the state.  All Family Winemakers tastings focus on wineries that are small (under 5000 cases), have limited marketing outreach, and will be represented by family members.  Many wineries in this year's tasting will be pouring with us for the first time, giving you a taste of the new kids on the block.  You can sample new releases from your classic favorites and from wineries just selling their first vintages.  Check out varietals you've never heard of or your best-loved Cabs and Chardonnays.  This well-respected tasting is a once-a-year opportunity to tour and taste California's wine country under one place.

Tickets are $60; $70 at the door. To save 10% off the ticket price, enter promo code: FWC2014 and click here.  No one under 21 admitted, including infants.


WineBusiness.com
August 6, 2014
"Madrigal Family Winery Opens New Tasting Room in Sausalito"

PRESS RELEASE

On August 1st, the Madrigal Family Winery of Napa Valley, a Bacchus Capital portfolio company, opened its new tasting room at 819 Bridgeway in the heart of Sausalito. Since the 1930’s, three generations of the Madrigal family have been farming some of Napa’s finest vineyards and have always been known for their old-world hospitality; adding a second tasting room is a natural evolution of the family’s history. The new Madrigal Winery tasting room is the first and only Sausalito tasting room to be opened by a “brick and mortar” Napa Valley winery.   Read Full Article Here

New Sausalito Tasting Room at 819 Bridgeway


Review: Wines Northwest - Wines of the Week
July 14, 2014
Meat – It’s What’s for Dinner – Served with Red Rhone Varietals and Blends by Chuck Hill 

Madrigal Family Winery 2010 Petite Sirah

Madrigal Family Winery 2010 Petite Sirah

Madrigal Family Winery 
2010 Petite Sirah, Estate
Napa Valley, California
$65.00

The Madrigal family has grown wine grapes in the Napa Valley since the 1930s.  Third generation family member Chris Madrigal is in charge now and works with famed California winemaker Ed Sbragia to craft the special Madrigal Family bottlings.  This reserve-level Petite Sirah offers ripe aromas of plums and dark fruits mingling with spicy French oak and vanilla.  The palate is rich with flavors of dark cherry, cassis and caramel.  The wine stands alone for enjoyment but also is a superb accompaniment to meats from the grill or flavorful cheeses.


Tasting Room Associate, Meagan Horeczko, poses for a picture at the event

St. Helena Star
May 13, 2014
"Mexican-American wine tasting at 750 Wines supports Clinic Ole" by Tom Stockwell

The first Mexican-American Vintners tasting even was held Friday at St. Helena's 750 Wines at 1224 Adams St.

This event - put on by TBA Napa and 750 Wines - poured wines from 11 Mexican-American vintners that included Ceja Vineyards, Delgadillo Cellars, Encanto Vineyards, Frias Family Vineyards, Justicia Wines, Madrigal Family Winery, Maldonado Vineyards, Mario Brazan Cellars, Realm Cellars, Renteria Wines and Robledo Family WInery.

More than 100 visitors paid $20 to attend and proceeds will support Clinic Ole.


Wine Country This Week
May 2, 2014
"Madrigal Family Winery, Twenty Years and Going Strong" by Josh Stein

The celebration of Madrigal Family Winery’s twentieth year proves immigrant
dreams blossom with enough time, effort and patience. Chris Madrigal’s grandfather
came to Napa in the 1930s, planting forty acres of apples, pears, walnuts and vineyards
halfway between St. Helena and Calistoga, the future motherlode of California wine.
He was a farmer, and he did what he knew best: grew great fruit for others. Chris’s
father, Jess, went one step further and chose to focus on winegrowing, starting the
family’s vineyard management company, which today nurtures over 800 valley acres for
the family and a range of clients.

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St. Helena Star
April 2, 2014
"Dreams for a Better Life" by David Stoneberg

You probably recognize the wines of Alpha Omega, Rombauer, Duckhorn or Joseph Phelps, but you may not know who oversees these vineyards.

Managing them are the sons of Mexican immigrants, who came to the Napa Valley with dreams of working hard and giving their families a better life. After years of experience, many of those immigrants, including Lupe Maldonado, Jess Madrigal and Salvador Renteria, started their own vineyard management businesses.

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The Preiser Key, Napa Valley
Budbreak 2014
 "MADRIGAL FAMILY VINEYARDS, In Tune with Your Palate" by Monty & Sara Preiser

Those visiting our personal home and wine cellar cannot help but immediately see that we are great fans of Madrigal Family Winery. No exaltations here solely because Madrigal is one of our coveted advertisers and supporters. To the contrary, our various Madrigal large bottle formats (3 Liter and 6 Liter sizes) from the late 1990s forward prove our long time love of this winery. You don’t buy all these huge bottles unless they house something you not only want to drink yourself, but also hope to share with others.

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Longtime friends, Chris Madrigal and Rudy Von Strasser, show off their Gold Medals at the American Fine Wine Competition in true Olympic spirit.

Madrigal Wins Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition on January 2014 

Madrigal received gold medals for the Las Vinas Cabernet Sauvignon and the Estate Petite Sirah. 

See Full Results Here


Wine Country This Week
"New Looks, Great Wines and Fun Times!" by Josh Stein

Madrigal Family Winery proves immigrant dreams blossom with enough time, effort and patience. Chris Madrigal’s grandfather came to Napa in the 1930s, planting forty acres of apples, pears, walnuts and vineyards halfway between St. Helena and Calistoga, the future motherlode of California wine. As Chris puts it, “When my grandfather came from Mexico to the Napa Valley, he instilled a dream in his children that one day, in this beautiful place, we would have a business of our own while still working with the amazing fruit that grows here.” Chris, in turn, continued the growth of the family’s legacy with the establishment of Madrigal Family Winery and its first 500 cases of Petite Sirah in 1995. The growth since then has helped to cement that legacy as the winery has become well-known for Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel.

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The Preiser Key, Napa Valley
Holiday 2013/2014
Madrigal Feature

It is almost too simplistic to say that the wines produced by one person reflect his personality - but with Chris Madrigal, it is true. Both the wine and the person are pictures of energy, complexity, fun, and excellence. We have enjoyed Madrigal Family wines as they matured, and this year we believe Chris has bottled his best juice yet. The dry, flavorful Gewurtztraminer may be the best of the varietal made in California. The '04 Zin is elegance in a bottle - there may be enough for you if you hurry (even a couple of magnums remain). Madrigal Family is happy to announce the addition of famed Ed Sbragia as consultant wine-maker, so already good wines will only get better. 

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Harvest Napa Valley 2013 Video Series

 Winemakers and winery owners from the upper part of Napa Valley share their harvest experience. See our winemaker Ed Sbragia, who built his reputation over 30 years of winemaking in the Napa, Sonoma and Dry Creek Valleys expression his vision of Napa Valley. Ed’s wines have won awards for years and he’s proud of the reputation he’s earned. “I just do what I love and work with the gifts of the land,” said Ed. “All  with a passion and pride passed down through generations at home.” 


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Wine Country This Week
October 2013
"Madrigal Family Winery Three Generations on Highway 29 and Going Strong!" by Josh Stein

Madrigal Family Winery proves immigrant dreams blossom with enough time, effort and patience. Chris Madrigal’s grandfather came to Napa in the 1930s, planting forty acres of apples, pears, walnuts and vineyards halfway between St. Helena and Calistoga, the future motherlode of California wine. As Chris puts it, “When my grandfather came from Mexico to the Napa Valley, he instilled a dream in his children that one day, in this beautiful place, we would have a business of our own while still working with the amazing fruit that grows here.” 

Read Full Article Here


Ed Sbragia and Chris Madrigal in the estate vineyard

Ed Sbragia and Chris Madrigal in the estate vineyard

The Preiser Key – Keynotes: Madrigal Family
Harvest 2013

"It is almost too simplistic to say that the wines produced by one person reflect his personality – but with Chris Madrigal and Madrigal Family Vineyards, it is true. Both the wine and the person are pictures of energy, complexity, fun, and excellence. We have enjoyed Madrigal Family wines as they matured from vintage to vintage, and this year we believe Chris has bottled his best juice yet. The dry, flavorful Gewurtztraminer may be the best of that varietal made in California. The 2004 Zin is elegance in a bottle - there may be enough for you to buy if you hurry. And the big Reds are full of sweet fruit and solid tannins. Chris is happy to announce the addition of famed Ed Sbragia as consultant winemaker, so already good wines will only get better. 

- Almost all tasting rooms in Napa not only charge for tastings, but offer various tasting categories. It has been our experience that the high line choice, though by definition more expensive, is usually an excellent buy. - If you are part of a “big” group, you may have trouble getting into a tasting room. Call in advance."


Sunset Magazine
June 2013
“Wines to Beat the Heat” by Sara Schneider

"Another June, another Sunset Celebration Weekend! Here are several winners we poured, plus a handful more I highly recommend, because I just kept tasting whites into the week. Probably not a bad thing, because I’m hearing there’s another heatwave in the offing for this next weekend. Stock up! " 

"Madrigal 2012 Gewürztraminer (Mendocino; $29). Orange and honeysuckle mix with warm spices, leading to a Meyer lemon finish edged with dried petals. You couldn’t go wrong with smoked pork sausages here."

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