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The Sangiacomo Family : commodity
The Sangiacomo Family

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The Sangiacomo Family

Generations

The Sangiacomo Family

VINEYARDS GROW STRONG WITH ROOTS IN FAMILY FARMING

With their origins rooted in Italy, the Sangiacomos have always felt a powerful connection to the land, especially through farming which led eventually to a life in the vineyards.

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The Sangiacomo Family

The Sangiacomo Family : commodity
The Sangiacomo Family

Generations

The Sangiacomo Family
The Sangiacomo Family

Generations

The Sangiacomo Family
The Sangiacomo Family

Generations

The Sangiacomo Family

VINEYARDS GROW STRONG WITH ROOTS IN FAMILY FARMING

With their origins rooted in Italy, the Sangiacomos have always felt a powerful connection to the land, especially through farming which led eventually to a life in the vineyards.

Vittorio Sangiacomo voyaged from his native Genoa, Italy to America and got his first job at age 17 in the vegetable fields at Bay Farm Island in Alameda County, California. For many years, he found industrial work in the booming San Francisco region, but longed to return to working the land. In 1927, he was able to purchase a 52-acre fruit tree ranch in Sonoma.

In 1928, Vittorio married Maria, and together they became the largest pear-producing farmers in Sonoma County. The Sangiacomos had four children – Angelo, Bob, Buck and Lorraine – who inherited the Sangiacomo love of the land. The children worked the fields, endured the Depression and pursued a life in the agricultural community as their father had hoped. And their operations continued to grow.

In 1969, the Sangiacomos came to American AgCredit for an operations loan to convert those fruit orchards to vineyards. A new chapter in the family’s farming life was born when the second generation of Sangiacomos began planting grapes. By the late 1980s, the conversion from fruit trees to grapes was complete.

Today, the third generation continues the farming tradition. Michael and Whitney Sangiacomo, Steve and Connie Sangiacomo, and Mia and Mike Pucci continue to implement the latest viticultural techniques while developing types of grapes to enhance their award-winning, premium wines. Their relationship with American AgCredit continues with equipment leasing, real estate financing and development loans.

The family is clear on their desired legacy: that the fourth generation and beyond are able to grow outstanding grapes and continue the Sangiacomo’s American Dream. American AgCredit is proud to be a part of that Dream and an important contributor to their family’s legacy.

grapes

Commodities: grapes

Location: Sonoma, CA

Services:

OPERATING LOANS: REAL ESTATE FINANCING: Numerous loans for vineyard property purchases and development

LEASING: Harvest equipment leasing

OPERATING LOANS: Financing for vineyard development and operations

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