Barra of Mendocino and Girasole Vineyards

Wines from Girasole

One short generation ago, Charlie Barra’s parents immigrated to the USA from Piedmont, Italy. is father worked on the family vineyards in Italy and when they arrived in California, they were able to acquire their own vineyards. When Charlie was born he had inherited his father’s passion for the vine. He worked side by side with his father, Antonio, starting at age 10. In 1945 when he was a junior in high school Charlie leased his own land and started his own vineyards. By 1955 he purchased 175 acres at the headwaters of the Russian River. Continue Reading →