Date(s) - Wednesday, October 2, 2013
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
After nearly 30 years working in the corporate world, Don Chigazola decided to change his path and embark on a journey that takes him to Italian vineyards, wineries, and castles. He travels the back roads of the Italian countryside in search of small family producers of native Italian varietal wines and then imports those wines to Northern California. Don will share his journey navigating through the Italian wine culture and the U.S. federal, state, and local regulatory quagmire on his way to becoming a licensed wine importer and retailer here in Santa Rosa. Don has been a resident of Sonoma County for nearly 30 years. He previously worked for several major employers in Santa Rosa including PG&E, Hewlett-Packard, Agilent, and most recently Medtronic.