The Sonoma Valley Legends Series is a video tribute to the people who helped make Sonoma Valley the world-class wine region that it is today.

Jim Bundschu & Angelo Sangiacomo Episode 5: Part 2

JA_jim_ange copyIn their second set of sit-downs, deeply rooted wine pioneers Angelo Sangiacomo and Jim Bundschu reminisce about their fun and fascinating history together growing and making wine in Sonoma Valley.

Jim represents the past and future of one of California’s most renowned winegrowing families. His great, great grandfather Jacob Gundlach purchased the historic Rhinefarm in 1858, making his children the sixth generation to farm this sacred Sonoma Valley ground.


Angelo’s father Vittorio bought a 52-acre pear orchard in Sonoma Valley in 1927. In 1969, Angelo and his brothers and sons started planting grape vines. Today, the Sangiacomo name is synonymous with vineyard designate wines of unparalleled quality.


Jim offers a family history that dates back to the 1850’s.

Jim & Angelo reminisce about a long-standing tradition.

Memories of another epic Sonoma Valley exploit.

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