Full time cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Ricardo Aguirre produces award winning Petite Sirahs in his spare time.
Livermore Valley (AVA)
The Doctor is In...and So is Petite Sirah
The key is the fabulous fruit. Winemaking is one of the parts of the process that can be important, but the fruit is the most important part.
~Dr. Ricardo Aguirre, Bodges Aguirre Winery
February 5, 2007
r. Ricardo Aguirre, MD, is quite frank: He’s in the wine business, and that wasn’t his intention. He really just wanted to grow a few grapes so he could have something to do after he retired. Now, at 2,350 cases per year and growing; if he ever retires, he’ll be working harder than he may have planned. But wine is an incredibly seductive thing, and once you start planting vineyards, picking fruit, adding the yeast, and selecting the barrels, you are hooked.