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: http://bit.ly/DWSOct_Nov (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!