Wine Tasting with Madrigal Family Winery of Napa Valley

Date: Thursday, September 24, 2020
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Virtual - Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, September 9

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Keep social distancing while sampling four amazing wines from the award winning Madrigal Family Winery located in Calistoga. Join us for a virtual wine tasting with Chris Madrigal, the founder’s grandson, and vintner of the Madrigal Family Winery.

A Little History

In the late 1930s, the grandparents of third-generation vintner, Chris Madrigal, emigrated from Mexico to the United States to seek a farming way of life in the Napa Valley. The family was one of the Napa Valley’s first Mexican farming families, growing apples, grapes, pears, and walnuts. In the late 1970s, the Madrigals shifted their focus to grape growing, and sold their grapes to other Napa Valley wineries.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, like other wineries, Madrigal Family Winery found itself in a quandary as to how to get their wines in front of people without the ability to host public tastings. As a response, the Madrigals developed the idea of a virtual tasting, as other wineries are doing, but in a more approachable, affordable way. Instead of offering full-bottle tasting packages of wines that customers may not have not tasted, Chris, his wife Christina, and the fourth generation of Madrigals – Lauren (advertising), Santiago (marketing and sales) and Pierce (packaging) – who suddenly found themselves working for the winery as their colleges and universities closed – created the aptly named SIP (Shelter-in-Place) sanity tasting.


The Tasting

We have created a tasting specifically for our ACG Silicon Valley community. The kit contains four, two-ounce wine samples – 2019 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Estate La Vida Rosa, 2016 Reserve Zinfandel, and 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – plus technical information and winery tasting notes, a signed notecard from Chris, a Madrigal-branded pen and corkscrew, and for Bay Area locals, a logo glass.

You will purchase your tasting directly from ACGSV. The tasting fee is $40, shipping is $25. A total of $65 will be paid by credit card once you sign up.


Deadline to register and pay is Wednesday, September 9.


For more information please visit the winery’s website at