Meet Our Winemakers


Gregory Graziano

Gregory Graziano is not new to winemaking. He has over fifty years of experience in wine and graduated from UC Davis’ Viticulture and Enology program. He is an award-winning winemaker who comes from a long line of Italian winemakers and brings a level of excellence and skill to winemaking that only comes from seasoned experts. It is a tale of travel, immigration, hard work, and dedication to winemaking that brought Gregory Graziano and Maria Reznikova together to make wine. Bonding over their love of wine and Italy, penchant for travel, and unique Russian-Jewish heritage, Reznikova and Graziano formed a friendship that turned into a business adventure – and Maria Concetto Winery was born in Calistoga, CA. 

Harnessing the perfect terroir of the Mendocino valley, Graziano ensures that each vintage is full of flavors characteristic to their varietals and the climate from which they originate.

 

Patrick Saboe 

Patrick Saboe has over twenty years of experience in the world of wine. It was during his honeymoon in California wine country that he truly fell in love with wine. He left the world of wineselling to pursue a career in winemaking. At UC Davis, he studied viticulture and enology and launched his post-grad career as Harvest Enologist at Hanna Winery and then Assistant Winemaker at Keller Estate. Over the years, he has refined his blending skills and spares no creativity in his science. Patrick is an award-winning winemaker who crafts exquisite blends with the utmost precision and expertise.

Every one of our wines at Maria Concetto Winery that Patrick creates embodies his creativity and free-spirited inventiveness.