HEALDSBURG, Calif., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner for the second year in a row, Gracianna is recognized as being a top performer because of the intimate experience guests enjoy. Consistent praise and recognition for its welcoming wine experience and culture of gracious hospitality have earned this relative newcomer TripAdvisor's "#2 of 132 things to do in Healdsburg."
One visitor remarks, "Gracianna is a small family-owned winery, and a visit to their tasting room is a true Sonoma County experience. Owners Lisa and Trini [Amador] are warm and welcoming – they make you feel that you've been personally invited. Where else can you go in wine country that is warm and welcoming, an enriching experience, and taste delicious wines? A unique Sonoma County experience."
"We will probably always be one of the smallest wineries on Westside Road," says Ashley Amador, Gracianna partner. "It is surely why reviews left on the popular travel site offer kudos like this, 'Leave no doubt this small winery can compete with the big boys.'"
Other TripAdvisor visitors say, "There is much pride in the winery, it shows through the heartfelt smiles of the people working there and in the fruits of their wine"; "[We] were enchanted not only with the wines but with all the stories and history of the family, property and the inspirations behind some of the vintages."
Gracianna symbolizes everyday gratitude and graciousness in entertaining because of their belief that hosting friends and family is an everlasting circle that fills all our lives. Named after the Amador's great-grandmother Gracianna Lasaga who used to say "always be thankful." And that is why Gracianna wines are made for those who have something to be grateful for. "The wines my brother makes speak for themselves. But coming to our tasting room is a reminder of what we all have to be thankful for. There is little more intimate than that," says Ashley. Gracianna's tasting experience is open to the public from April to November by appointment; to schedule please visit www.gracianna.com.
Gracianna is an award-winning Russian River Valley "fruit-first" craftsman's winery, owned by the Amadors of Sonoma County. The Amador's estate vineyard, Mercedes Riverblock, is planted to pinot noir on the Miracle Mile on Westside Road in Healdsburg. The Amadors are committed to the care and devotion that goes into crafting and detailing each bottle of wine. Their approach combines science and craftsmanship mixed with gratitude for the brilliant hand-picked fruit they choose to make the wine.
Jill Shubel Creative
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