Angelica was born in Napa and was raised on a vineyard in nearby St. Helena by her father Jose Luis, a migrant worker from Jalisco, Mexico, and her mother Diane who was from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Growing up, Angelica developed a deep appreciation for the demanding work associated with the vineyards and was proud to see Jose Luis steadily become a successful vineyard manager. Angelica attended St. Helena High School and then graduated from Heald Business school with a degree in Business Administration. Angelica’s love of farming, together with her outgoing personality and business knowledge, have been instrumental in the couple’s decision to take risks and follow their dreams.
Guillermo was born in Los Angeles, California, and when he was five years old his mother Antonia, originally from Zacatecas, Mexico, decided to travel north to work in the fields of Napa Valley. From an early age, Guillermo witnessed first-hand the essence of hard work. He vividly recalls being around the vineyards and watching Antonia work the vines. Growing up, he was eager to lend a hand and by the time he was in high school he was assisting his mother put food on the table. When Guillermo turned 25, he was already responsible for the maintenance of hundreds of acres and fell in love with the expansive ranches and landscapes of the wine country region he grew up in. Guillermo went to college in Arizona and then moved back to Napa where he worked for several vineyard management companies and honed his viticulture skills on the estates of the region’s greatest grape producers. In addition to working full time, Guillermo continued taking classes at the Napa Viticulture Program and at UC Davis.