Madonna Estate

2014 Red Wine
Los Carneros

2015 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 19 | Lot No. 172


Madonna Estate


Red Wine
Los Carneros

10 cases produced


  • This is the first wine created by the fourth generation of our family
  • Grapes grown organically and dry farmed, creating a true flavor of the Dolcetto variety
  • This grape variety is rarely grown in Napa Valley and all grapes were hand selected for this PNV wine
  • Raspberry, blackberry and cranberry fruit lead to light tannins and a clean finish

This is the first solo wine collaboration between our two son-in-laws. They have made wine with the assistance of our daughters, Brette and Taylor, and have decided that they are now ready to create a wine on their own. Brette’s husband Frank, who also assists with outside sales at the winery is a Captain with Cal Fire, and Taylor’s husband Dom who recently helped with landscape design at the winery is a City of Napa police officer and Treasurer of the Napa County Police Officer’s Association. 911 has taken on a whole new meaning for our family! While we understand the seriousness of dialing 911 when someone’s life, safety, health or property is in immediate jeopardy, we also acknowledge that sometimes being out of wine, or not having wine for that certain occasion, can be an emergency too! Frank and Dom have decided to combine their energies to create the perfect Dolcetto which can be consumed in any emergency or under any circumstance. Dolcetto is an Italian wine variety, rare in the Napa Valley among the sea of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay. While they have enjoyed some of the creation process more than others, Frank and Dom have participated from start to finish - from picking the grapes, to making the wine, racking, filtering, and even the bottling process. This collaboration is sure to spark your interest and taser your taste buds.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Dominic  De Guilio

Winemaker, Madonna Estate

Winemaker, Dominic  De Guilio

My first encounter with wine was as a consumer. Following my marriage to Taylor Bartolucci, fourth generation family member and partner in Madonna Estate Winery, I became interested in learning how to produce wine. I began my winemaking tutelage harvesting grapes and spending time in the cellar. Eventually, I took on more winemaking responsibilities. Besides hands on experience, which I believe is the best, I am also an avid reader and have done some personal winemaking research. This wine is my first solo collaboration with my brother-in-law, Frank. Dolcetto is my favorite wine varietal and I am very pleased to have helped craft this special wine.

Country born: United States

Education: 2007 Graduate of San Jose State University
2008 Graduate of Napa Police Academy
Treasurer of the Napa Police Officers Association

Years in the wine industry: 3 years

Honors / Awards:
Various Police Career Awards

Winemaking Philosophy:
My winemaking philosophy is letting the vineyard dictate the style of the wine. You cannot make exceptional wines without high quality grapes. I believe dry farming and organic farming practices contribute to the growing of intensely flavored grapes, which will in turn will produce fine wines.


11311 Harwin Drive
# 26
Houston  TX  77072


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