Long time Sacramento Home Winemakers members Gerald and Nellie Cresci were featured in an August 29, 2012 Sacramento Bee article. Authored by wine writer and judge, Mike Dunne, the article highlights Cresci Vineyard grapes and the appellation-appropriate varietals grown on the vineyard since 1983. The grapes, lovingly tended by the Crescis, produce award winning wines for both home winemakers and commercial wineries. Six Hands Winery in Walnut Creek create a delicious Lodi Cresci Vineyard Chenin Blanc.
Gerald’s been around the wine industry for a long time as a grower, educator, competitor and judge. He joined SHW way back when and has been a constant Club supporter. In fact, mark your calendars now for the October 17 meeting. Gerald is the evaluator and speaker that evening. He’ll evaluate members fruit, port, dessert and sparkling wines first, then followed by a tastes-on presentation where you’ll have the opportunity to taste and pair his French Colombard with dried fruits, nuts, chocolates and cheeses.
The Sacramento Bee article can be accessed at this link: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/08/29/4764848/cresci-vineyard-well-known-to.html