Angelo Sangiacomo is an old-school farmer and second generation partner at Sangiacomo Family Vineyards. He was born in Sonoma Valley shortly after his parents purchased the original ranch in 1927 that the Sangiacomo family continues to farm today. He learned to farm early in life, beginning at age six to work in the family's pear orchards alongside his father and two brothers. In his twenties, he emerged as a family spokesman and began to chart the future of the family business as it transitioned from cultivating fruit trees to growing premium wine grapes.
Under his direction the family became one of the first California grapegrowers to build a brand for premium wine grapes. His keen eye for real estate has also helped the family grow the business through strategic land purchases.
He continues today to build the family business the old-fashioned way, through his longstanding relationships with winery clients and his rock solid commitment to quality grapes, hard work, and loyalty to his family, friends and clients. He never loses sight of the future, setting the stage for the business to thrive for generations to come.
Angelo is an active member of the Sonoma community, having served in numerous civic roles that help shape the future of both Sonoma Valley and Sonoma County including serving on the Public Utilities Commission; Taxpayers Association; Ag Conservation Board; Water Board; and as former chair of the Sonoma County Grand Jury. He was instrumental in establishing the Carneros and Sonoma Valley viticultural appellations and served on the boards of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance; the Sonoma Valley Chamber of Commerce; the Carneros Quality Alliance; and the Santa Rosa Junior College Viticultural Advisory Committee.
He lives on the ranch with his wife Diane and is very proud of his three children, Mike, Steve and Mia, who together are carrying forward the family business into the next generation.