Gary Morisoli is the fourth-generation Morisoli. Raised in Rutherford and St. Helena, he grew up from a very young age working in the vineyard with his Grandfather Plinio and Grandmother Clementine. While still managing Plinio’s vineyard, he began his own vineyard management company, managing over 300 acres on the Rutherford Bench. Gary managed iconic vineyards including; Bosche, Hewitt, Greer, Grgich, Godward, Inglenook, JJ Cohn and Sycamore. Focusing now on his vineyard only, Gary can still be found on the tractor or checking on the vineyard while riding around on his blue bicycle. He enjoys restoring old tractors and jeeps and generally prefers a Pepsi to wine, but he has been known to have a fantastic palate.
Melody Morisoli is a third-generation St. Helenan. Her father Melvin “Pappy” Eisan and her mother Gertrude owned Mel’s Clothing, a staple in the town for men’s wear. She grew up playing around her grandparent’s ranch and chicken farm on White Sulphur Springs. After marrying Gary, she worked in insurance for many years in St. Helena before deciding to stay closer to home. She describes her job as the chief Gopher (go-for) as she constantly helps with the behind-the-scenes work. Melody prefers a cup of tea over wine most every day.
Christopher Morisoli is the fifth-generation Morisoli. Growing up free-range on Niebaum Lane, he was always driving a tractor, helping his dad fix things, or racing around on a four-wheeler. After becoming a volunteer and seasonal firefighter during college, Chris decided to join the Army to become a MEDEVAC Pilot in 2006. After 12 years of active duty in Alaska, Honduras, Hawaii, Afghanistan, Iraq and a few other countries, Chris decided it was time to come back home. Now his job title is “Tractor Pilot,” given to him by his dad upon his return. His drink of choice; Negroni.