The 2019 vintage marks Luca Paschina’s 30th since moving to Virginia from his home in Alba, Italy, to takeover winemaking at Barboursville Vineyards.

As much as anyone, Luca has been a tireless champion of the entire Virginia wine industry.  

Barboursville’s world-class reputation is a result of Luca’s drive, commitment to improving, sweat equity and the team he has built — from viticulturist Fernando Franco to associate winemaker Daniele Tessaro to Alyson Foldvary in the Library 1821 to the entire tasting room staff.

In addition to being a great winemaker and all-around good person, Luca has some serious culinary skills, too.

I recently had dinner with Luca at his home in Barboursville to talk about his 30th vintage as part of an article for Dine, Wine & Stein Magazine  (forward to pages 6 – 9 in this digital version).

It’s impossible to capture all of the accomplishments of someone who has contributed so much over three decades in just one article.  I have a Q&A with Luca in an online wine publication forthcoming.

Congratulations Luca on thirty vintages!