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Ciccone Vineyards in Michigan - owned and run by Ciccone and his wife Joan \u2013 produces award-winning Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio and dessert wines.The 72-year-old father of one of the world\u2019s most recognised pop stars is incensed by news reports earlier this month that said his business was \u2018ailing\u2019, and that Madonna handed over US\u20ac900,000 (\u20ac738,00) to help him, in exchange for a majority shareholding.\u2018The whole story is totally untrue,\u2019 he told Decanter contributor Tom Stevenson, who has known Tony Ciccone since interviewing him for the magazine in 2000.Producing wine in some of the coldest and most inhospitable vine country in the world is a tough and unremunerative business, but those who know Ciccone dismiss the idea that his famous daughter helped him in any way.Stevenson said, \u2018How do I know that Madonna has not put a dime into the business? When I stayed with the family during the 2003 harvest, Tony came in after working a 12-hour day. He collapsed into an armchair, his blue dungarees covered in grape pips and stained with juice. His one and only pump had broken, and he was trying to move crushed Pinot Noir from the press to a tank with a small bucket.'He said, \u201cIt's no use Joan, I'm going to have to buy a new pump,\" to which Joan replied, \"Is that before or after I get the new cooker I've needed for the last two years?\"\u2018Does this true story suggest they were broke, giving credence to Madonna bailing them out? No, it doesn't. It just demonstrates they are making ends meet themselves.\u2019Stevenson added, \u2018I also find it hard to believe that Madonna would deliberately leak a story that would humiliate her father.\u2019He pointed out that although she probably does have difficult relationship with him, it is also a warm one.In her 1999 book Madonna In her Own Words she writes, \u2018I have a million different feelings about my father, but mostly I love him to death.\u2019\n\nWritten by Adam Lechmere","url":"https:\/\/\/wine-news\/madonnas-father-slams-untrue-reports-100686\/","thumbnailUrl":false,"image":false,"dateCreated":"2004-08-31T15:17:00+00:00","datePublished":"2004-08-31T15:17:00+00:00","dateModified":"2015-05-28T14:36:36+00:00","articleSection":"Wine News","author":"@type":"Person","name":"Adam Lechmere","publisher":"@type":"Organization","name":"Decanter","logo":"@type":"http:\/\/\/ImageObject","url":"https:\/\/\/inspirewp\/live\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2019\/01\/decanter-google-logo.png","mainEntityOfPage":"@type":"WebPage","@id":"https:\/\/\/wine-news\/madonnas-father-slams-untrue-reports-100686\/","keywords":["Wine News"]}!function(n,e,i){if(!n){n=n,window.permutive=n,n.q=[],n.config=i,n.config.apiKey=e,n.config.environment=n.config.environment"production";for(var o=["addon","identify","track","trigger","query","segment","segments","ready","on","once","user","consent"],r=0;r

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Producing wine in some of the coldest and most inhospitable vine country in the world is a tough and unremunerative business, but those who know Ciccone dismiss the idea that his famous daughter helped him in any way.

The Bartolucci family, owners of Madonna Estate Winery (from left to right, Brett Buck, Sue and Taylor), posed at the winery on Tuesday. Madonna Estate is celebrating 100 years of winemaking this month.

This wasn't the best year to start a winery in Napa Valley. With the passage of the Volstead Act, Prohibition had gone into effect in 1920, decimating the market for wine. The Bartoluccis, nonetheless, still managed to buy 24 more acres in 1923, and kept afloat by selling grapes in San Francisco for home winemaking, an activity that was not prohibited by the Volstead Act. A fire destroyed the original winery in 1924, but the family rebuilt.

Owning a winery in Napa Valley then was not the gentleman farmer's pastime it can often be today. Buck, the only son of Louis, said, that in addition winemaking, "my dad was always working at family enterprises that included a building supply store in Oakville, a wrecking company, and a car dealership selling Studebaker, Packard and Mercedes-Benz automobiles on Pearl Street in downtown Napa."

And, Buck said, with rationing of liquor during the war, the wine market boomed. By 1948, the winery had been renamed Mont St. John, and Louis, with his brothers Lino and Henry, were managing what was then the 12th largest winery in California.

Buck went to Fresno State to study enology and there he met his future wife Sue, an English and anthropology major planning to become a teacher. When he transferred to UC Davis, Sue Bartolucci said, she got her first taste of the winemaking business when she came to visit him on weekends. "He'd be working at the winery and the only way I could see him was to work with him. I drove a tractor, worked in the vineyards. I did every job for at least 10 minutes."

Buck became assistant winemaker at the family enterprise, but in 1970, Louis Bartolucci's two brothers decided they wanted to leave the wine industry. The family sold the 300 acres they had accumulated in Oakville, Yountville and Oak Knoll.

From the start, the Madonna Vineyards produced 100% organically grown, dry-farmed wine grapes. "That was just the way you farmed back then," Buck said. "No one irrigated." In 1991, Madonna became one of the earliest members of California Certified Organic Farmers.

Buck also decided to produce single-variety wines with no blending. The 10 wines they produce also include Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dolcetto, Barbera, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, and Muscat Canelli.

Today, Buck and Sue are assisted in the winery by their daughters, Brette and Taylor, as well as their sons-in-law, and a new generation of grandchildren are growing up learning about winemaking from their grandparents.

You can find the family working in the office, cellar, tasting room and vineyard. Buck, now 77, still tends to the day-to-day business of winemaking. "I'm slower," he said, "but I'm happy. I'm doing what I wanted to do since I was a kid."

Instead they are hosting a complimentary open house, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, inviting people to stop in, meet the family and taste the wines. There will be barrel tastings, food and games, and, Buck Bartolucci's daughters said, they are going to have a chair for their dad with a sign, "Meet the winemaker."

Member Benefits Include:No membership fee to join, immediate membership benefits upon signing, two, four or six estate bottled wines four times a year, club shipments are discounted up to 35% off retail price, 20% discount off all wine purchases (including reserves), first to taste and purchase Madonna Estate new releases, complimentary tasting for you and two of guests, complimentary use (by reservation) of our vine shaded picnic area, private tours (by appointment) of the winery and/or vineyard.

Our sublime boutique wine estate, is less than an hours drive from Cape Town and situated in the heart of The Cape Winelands in the Wellington region. Madonna Wines are produced in a state-of-the-art winery and are made to showcase the excellent character and quality of fertile soil and climate of where are grapes are grown. We make extraordinary wines that encapsulate the beauty of the Madonna lifestyle.

Madonna Wines Italy brings you wines that are deeply rooted in ancient lands filled with history and landscapes that were inspired by great artists. Brought to you from Tuscany, this region in Italy is rich gastronomically and culturally. You can taste how Madonna wines Italy are immersed from the fabric of Tuscany.

There are two very diverse styles that have been distinguished irrespective of the growing areas. Many wine makers still look at the abundant, creamy Rhône wines as their role model, whereas others, like us, prefer a racy, slender wine making style bringing forth pleasant acidity, fine aromas of exotic fruit and delicate herbal hints. Our volcanic soil adds a subtle mineral component which makes this wine unique. The harmonious distribution of all components determines a long lingering memory of the sensory impression and the clear sensation on the palate, which does not surfeit with too much weightiness after only a few sips.

With the choice of this variety we have once again set our focus on the pleasantness of drinking wine. The Viognier of Madonna del Latte is best served with seafood and any kind of fish as well as with the spicy dishes of Asian cuisine.

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino. It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

Thanks to their remarkable balance of rich, fruit flavors and delicate, refreshing acidity, German wines are ideal partners with many foods. This German wine, selected by Valckenberg, is delicious with all kinds of salads, poultry, light meat dishes and seafood. Great taste and premium quality are the hallmarks of every Valckenberg selection.8.5% ABV 041b061a72

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