The Marcucci Family, a 6-generation farming family in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, is inviting the public to their farm and vineyard for a one-of-a-kind, intimate experience which will explore Sonoma County’s agricultural history from the perspective of a small family farm.
Guests are invited to join hosts Phil and Cheri Marcucci and their family on four Sundays in July and August 2016, for a vineyard gondola tour, a screening of their historical documentary titled, “From Grapes to Apples to Grapes” and an al fresco Italian meal prepared by Park Avenue Catering, featuring locally sourced ingredients and their own, limited production Russian River Valley Zinfandel and Pinot Noir. Space is limited to 28 guests per seating and advance ticket purchase is required.
Viewed from the perspective of the small family farm, the 45-minute documentary “From Grapes to Apples to Grapes” tells the story of farming in Sonoma County – from the Marcucci ancestors’ arrival from Italy in the late 1880’s to present-day and the fate of the Sebastopol Apple industry in between.
Marcucci Farms began as the dream of two Italian immigrants, Martino and Lorenzo Fava, who left their home in Lucca, Italy to journey to California to own land and farm. They purchased 40 acres on Laguna Road in 1907, worked hard and prospered alongside their growing families. Over 100 years later, Phil Marcucci, Martino’s great grandson, and his wife Cheri, still farm the land their ancestors loved. Phil and Cheri have grown both apples and grapes and owned a fresh apple-packing house for 27 years. Over the years the farm has evolved, following the changing agricultural times in Sonoma County: from grapes – to apples – to grapes again, through prohibition and the demise of the Sebastopol apple industry. Today, the Marcucci’s primary focus is on vineyards and their own Russian River Valley wines made under the “Fava Brothers” label – of which only about 600 cases per year are produced. In an era of the corporatization of agriculture, the Marcucci Family has proven that the small family farm is alive – and thriving.
Event details: Lunch and dinner seatings on four Sundays: July 10, July 24, August 14, August 28, 2016 Lunch Seating: 11:00am – 2:30pm; Dinner Seating: 4:00 – 7:30pm 2308 Laguna Road, Santa Rosa $125 per person, all-inclusive Space is limited to 28 guests per Seating No drop-ins.
Advance ticket purchase is required: www.marcuccifarms.com
No Children under age 13, no pets allowed
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