Jacuzzi Vineyards Sign

"CLEARLY, THE PLEASURES wines afford are transitory - but so are those of the ballet, or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living." Napoleon

Jacuzzi Family Vineyards in Sonoma, California, have an interesting history. It was 1907 when Valeriano and Francesco Jacuzzi immigrated to Washington as workers on the railroad. Moving to southern California and warmer weather, they were later joined by four brothers and their father, who was a vineyard farmer. At this time, they worked in the aviation industry, but after a tragic airplane crash in 1921 which took the life of one of the brothers, Giocondo, they looked for other work. Finding land in Contra Costa county in northern California, the family planted grapes and began producing wine in 1936, as well as manufacturing water well pumps and, in time, the bath and spa, from which the household word ‘jacuzzi’ comes.

The winery has grown and lived on, as well as an additional olive press, created in 1995, which produces award winning olive oil. Here, no pesticides, herbicides or petroleum-based fertilizers are used. ‘Compost tea’ (a mixture of molasses, rock dust, microbes and fish emulsion) fertilize the grape vines. Sheep are the ‘woolly mowers’ who control the weeds. Ground up oyster shells and volcanic rock are the minerals used to nourish the land. Rather than discing , they use cover crops such as barley, oats and bell-beans.

In making this handcrafted entrance sign for the vineyard, the airplane propeller logo (reflecting the early family history in aviation) was hand sculpted and painted, to add a three dimensional touch. The text was incise carved using hand chisels, while the background gives the elegant feel of marble.

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Sign Size
77 " x 60 "