Barbera is one of the classic varietals of northern Italy and produces some of our favorite wines to serve with meals. At Gaudi Carli in Calistoga, we are dealing with a little patch of the only old vine Barbera we know of in Napa Valley and it is loaded with character. We have the Torrigino family to thank for sticking with this 100-year-old vineyard. The late Marie Torrigino, whose father, Gaudi Carli, planted it in 1920. Marie’s son, Steve, daughter-in-law, Joyce, and great grandson, Joe Vanni, are the stewards of the land now. It is located just outside of the town of Calistoga near the Silverado Trail, just next to the Falleri Vineyard. Bob was eyeing this vineyard as he was working on the Falleri Vineyard one day and decided to knock on their door. They were indeed looking to sell the grapes and the rest is history!