At Buccella, we’re especially interested in origins. Our own story began over a beautiful bottle of 1990 Gaja. It was our first date. When we met, we were two individuals with distinct dreams, but we soon found our shared passion for wine would unite our paths to create Buccella.
We savor wine for its ability to bring people together, initiate new relationships, and celebrate life’s most momentous occasions. A well-crafted wine not only creates memories, it nourishes the true enjoyment of life. For these reasons, we have pursued our shared dream of making the best wine we can.
Our dream has not been without obstacles. But they have inspired us to work tirelessly, handcrafting wines that reflect our shared commitment to creating memories and enhancing life’s celebrations. It is a privilege to create wine that is an important ingredient in shaping your stories, your enjoyment of life. We hope that every bottle of Buccella helps build a memory for you and those with whom you share it.
From our dream to your table, your enjoyment is our passion.
Bill & Alicia
P.S. We still have the cork from that first bottle of wine we shared. It’s our reminder that dreams really do come true.
WINEMAKER - LANDON DONLEY:
Landon Donley joined the Buccella team in 2015, bringing a broad range of wine industry expertise with him from winemaking to sales. Growing up in the foothills of Northern California, Landon’s passion for wine began at a young age. He acquired his first level Sommelier Certification in 2005 and later, his second level certification, shortly after obtaining a degree in Business Management at California State University, Long Beach. Following graduation, Landon continued to expand his wine knowledge by exploring many international winegrowing regions.
After returning home, he realized he was drawn to the art of winemaking and attained a second bachelor’s degree in Enology at California State University, Fresno. Upon graduation, his love for wine and travel guided him to Australia where he interned for Molly Dooker winery. In 2010 he joined Spottswoode Estate as a harvest intern and was promptly promoted to assistant winemaker in March 2011. During his time at Spottswoode, he directly managed all winemaking operations from harvest to bottling and worked closely with head winemaker, Aron Weinkauf. Landon is a professional member of the Society of Wine Educators and is a certified specialist of wine. He resides in Angwin with his two daughters and wife, Sarah who is production manager/winemaker at Wheeler Farms Winery.