Dominick (Domenico) and Gloria Chirichillo, in true Italian fashion with respect to their heritage, learned the tradition of winemaking from their family.  Dominick was introduced to this craft from his grandfather in the basement of their New York home where their wine press was housed.  This is true hand-crafted wine where one can taste the love required to produce it.

Dominick used to enter amateur competitions where people loved his wine and he won many awards.  Eventually he decided to share his wine with more people.  That is when he moved to Northern California to pursue his commercial winemaking endeavors.  The mild climate of Northern California has allowed him to carefully select only the finest grapes year round from the vineyards in Napa Valley, Amador County, the Lodi District, Santa Cruz and Russian River Valley.  He has won over 265 medals for his different wines.

The Dominico Winery’s tasting room has a charm and elegance that you would normally only find in the old world.  We recommend you sample a variety of wines from their 24 foot mahogany bar.  You may also reserve their tasting room for your own special events.  This has been a popular destination for wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, receptions, as well as corporate events.  They are also known for hosting their own events, including their upcoming “Thriller” 2nd Annual Halloween Party on Friday, October 29th, 2010.

So, for some real Italian family hospitality and all around good wine, stop by the Domenico Winery to ensure that your Half Moon Bay trip is complete.  This is one of the few places you can find on the west coast that can match the ambience of the old world.  Give us a call today to reserve a room at the one of the historic Half Moon Bay Hotels. for you to retreat to after drinking Domenico’s wine.

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