Winery founder Andrea (Andy) Bartolucci travels from Italy to America.
Louis, Andrea’s son, travels from Italy to America and meets his father for the first time.
Andy purchases a 24-acre vineyard and the Madonna Winery. He sells his grapes to home winemakers.
Modernization of the winery
Louis takes control of the winery and develops the Mont St. John label.
Mont St. John Cellars listed as 12th largest California winery.
Louis purchases additional land in Rutherford and Yountville and establishes some of the first varietal vineyards in the Napa Valley.
Louis son Andrea Buck Bartolucci joins his father as assistant winemaker.
Original family vineyards and Madonna Winery sold. Andrea Bartolucci purchases 160 acres of bare land in the Carneros District. Pinot Noir grapes planted.
First harvest of Pinot Noir from the Madonna Estate Vineyards in Carneros.
New Varietals planted - Chardonnay, Johannesberg Riesling, and Gewürztraminer.
Construction of the new Mont St. John / Madonna Estate in Carneros.
The first vintage of Pinot Noir wines released.
Mont St. John (Madonna Estate) tasting room opens.
Winery facility doubles in size.
Mont St. John expands sales to include all of California. The undeveloped hillside is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Andrea assumes management of Mont St. John Cellars.
Mont St. John Cellars forms marketing company (Premium Brands) with Ron Arata and expands nationally.
Winery is expanded to its current 15,500 square feet.
First “Madonna Vineyards” designated wines are released.
“Madonna Vineyards” certified organic grape growers by CCOF.
Seven-acres of experimental Pinot Noir clones planted, rootstock planted. International sales to Japan.
Brette Bartolucci joins the winery as Vice President of Public Relations. Four-acres of Pinot Grigio planted.
Renovation of Mont St. John (Madonna Estate) facility. International sales to Germany.
New label design for Mont St. John, incorporates Madonna Estate name.
Madonna Estate name recognized and used.
Madonna Estate celebrates their 80-year anniversary.
Taylor Bartolucci joins her father and Brette as Director of Public Relations.
Andrea Bartolucci celebrates his 80th Harvest.