Following the popularity of our Centennial Wine, LMU has called upon our alumni from award-winning Brutocao Cellars and St. Francis Winery to provide our LMU wines.
Alumnus Steve Brutocao '86 of Brutocao Cellars in Mendocino presents an award-winning 2014 Chardonnay, 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, 2012 Pinot Noir and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Alumnus and St. Francis Winery CEO Christopher Silva '86 bottled a 2012 Merlot and an award-winning 2012 Old Vines Zinfandel. St. Francis Winery is located in Sonoma County.
The bottle labels were designed by LMU students Courtney Chun '14 (chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc) and Meghan Toomayan '13 (merlot and old vines zinfandel), both majored in the Studio Arts' graphic design program.
Winemaking traditions often begin around the table. Brutocao Cellars’ roots go back four generations to a Venice, Italy dinner table. When the Brutocao family came to the New World and married into the Bliss family of farmers, it was only natural that they would combine their passions and become grape growers and winemakers.
Today, the family still blends their Italian heritage with their rural agricultural lifestyle to make some of California's finest wines. Brutocao Cellars' quality comes from the location of their 400 acres of vineyards in southern Mendocino County. The Brutocao family tradition of serving wine at the table means wines are produced with good food and good friends in mind.
St. Francis Winery & Vineyards
For more than four decades, the wines of St. Francis Winery & Vineyards have reflected the finest mountain and valley vineyards in Sonoma County. Today, a new generation of winemakers, Katie Madigan and Chris Louton, continues the winery's long tradition of luscious, elegant, fruit-driven wines from Sonoma County grapes. St. Francis Winery & Vineyards farm more than 400 acres of Certified Sustainable estate vineyards in Sonoma Valley and Russian River Valley, each with varying compositions of loam, clay and volcanic soils. It also nurtures long-term relationships with top Sonoma County grape growers, giving the Winery access to some of the region's most coveted old vines Zinfandel and other varietals from acclaimed vineyards.
*St. Francis' private label is currently sold out due to high demand.