Proprietor, Wine Making
John Vicini’s fondest memory is from the age of 6, walking with his grandfather through the plush fields of vines in Tuscany, Italy, and listening to stories about growing and nurturing grapes. He grew up watching the villagers make wine and listened to stories about who could make the finest wine. Every winemaker had their own secret method. John learned early on that methodology was the secret to making a distinctive wine. He brought this knowledge with him to the United States when he came here at the age of 29. After 27 years as proprietor of one of the finest Italian restaurants in Santa Rosa, California, John retired and was finally able to start his own vineyard, beginning his dream of making his own wine with his wife Cathleen, and their son David.
Proprietor, Operations/Sales Manager
When not helping families as a practicing Psychotherapist, Cathy is the Co-Proprietor and Operations/Sales Manager at the family winery during the day. Never content to run a business she didn’t understand, Cathy attended the wine program at the Culinary Institute’s Wine Immersion Program in Greystone to learn about wine making and the nuances of the various wines. It has been her goal to understand what goes into winemaking, and learn the subtleness in the various wines. Cathy loves sharing her passion for wine and stories about Trecini wine in the tasting room. She brings with her years of business experience as a previous owner and manager of a multi-location retail gift and clothing company.
David M. Vicini
Proprietor, Business and Socializing
Our son David Vicini helps us whenever he can with label design or importing. He is a Sommelier and has an MBA, a RE Brokers License, and countless other commercial licenses. David speaks about our wine at our winemaker dinners and does staff trainings in establishments. His presentations and interactions with our guests at the Trecini winemaker dinners make them fun, informative, and memorable events. David has added to our family a wonderful daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
Knox is our special greeter in the tasting room. He is a Canine Companion Breeder with many successful placements with the disabled and Veterans throughout the USA with no cost to the recipient.
Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs and a lifetime of support. They carefully select and breed Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers and crosses of the two after an intensive evaluation process. Only the “best of the best” are chosen as Canine Companions breeder dogs. For more information contact 1-800-572-BARK (2275) or visit cci.org/breeding