In June 2011, Bacchus Capital provided growth and refinancing capital to Andretti Winery, a well-known Napa Valley wine producer owned by one of the world's greatest race car drivers, Mario Andretti. Andretti Winery is renowned for its Cal-Ital varietals and iconic Tuscan villa. The company employs traditional winemaking techniques to make wines that are true to type and speak of their vineyard sources. The goal of Andretti is to provide an authentic Italian wine experience through its wine offerings and idyllic setting in the heart of Napa. The winery is committed to sourcing grapes from some of the best and most prestigious vineyards throughout California.
Andretti Winery was founded by Mario Andretti in 1995 and Joe Antonini, former CEO of Kmart. Antonini is the CEO of Andretti Winery. Patrick Connelly, most recently the General Manager of Jackson Family Wines, serves as the General Manager of Andretti Winery.
For more information, visit andrettiwinery.com.
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