Why Noceto? Noceto means walnut grove in Italian, and walnuts were a staple crop for the farm where the Noceto estate now stands. Noceto, Italy, near Parma, is the sister city of Suzy’s native town of Walnut Creek. Plus the name is short, simple, and easily said if not necessarily properly pronounced!

Vino Noceto regularly donates wine and time to the local community, ensuring that we contribute to the people, businesses, and organizations around us that make our livelihood possible. Jim is currently president of the Amador County Business Council, Treasurer of the Amador County Wine Grape Grower's Association, and serves on the Board of the Amador Council of Tourism. He is past president of the Plymouth-Foothills Rotary Club and the Family Winemakers of California. Suzy served for many years as Treasurer of Amador Vintners Association, is a past president of Diablo Valley Hadassah, and spent many years donating her time to numerous charitable organizations.

Adopting responsible employment practices is also a priority for us; all regular employees are provided a living wage and real benefits. This requires generating the funds – profits – that enable:

production, sales and farm operations and facilities to be maintained and renewed;
business investment in staff education for both individual and business enrichment;
timely replacement of outdated or obsolote methodologies and equipment with tools better suited for our and our successor’s lives and livelihood;
community outreach efforts--starting with 'the valley' and extending as far as humanly possible beginning today and indefinitely.

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