Farm Family of the Year

Sangiacomos honored as ‘Farm Family of the Year’

The Sangiacomo Family, a multi-generational Sonoma Valley family respected for their land stewardship, agriculture leadership and dedication to growing world-class grapes, is being honored as Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Farm Family of the year.

Third generation farmers Mike and Steve Sangiacomo and their sister Mia Pucci continue the farming legacy of their grandparents, parents, uncles and aunt on land first settled in 1927. Today, the Sangiacomos farm more than 1,600 acres of vineyards in Sonoma County. Their goal is to pass their land and love for farming to the fourth generation of family members and succeeding generations.

In addition to growing premium grapes, members of the Sangiacomo family are leaders in agriculture, wine industry organizations and the wider community.

The Sangiacomos who live and work on land settled by their Italian immigrant ancestors will be honored at Sonoma County Farm Bureau’s Love of the Land celebration on July 16 at Richard’s Grove and Saralee’s Vineyard, 3575 Slusser Road in Windsor.

Read more about the family in the June 25 print issue of The Sun.

Love of the Land, honoring the stewards of the land and Sonoma County’s agricultural bounty, starts at 5 p.m. with a tasting of Sonoma County wine and food. A dinner featuring an array of Sonoma County grown products is at 7 p.m. The dinner will be followed by the awards presentation and live auction. The event is open to anyone who wants to join in honoring one of Sonoma County’s premier farm families.

Individual tickets are $65. Corporate sponsor tables for eight people are $1,250. General seating tables of eight are $700. To make reservations visit www.sonomafb.org/loveofthelandor call 707-544-5575. Tickets are available until July 2 or until sold out.