Ed Mascarin and daughter, Mia Mascarin-Oven

32 Winds

Represented by the symbol of a navigational wind rose, 32 Winds began as owner Ed Mascarin set out on a journey. Born and raised in a farming region of Central California, Ed is the 3rd generation of vineyard managers and winery workers in his large Italian family. In pursuit of a dream to return to his roots, Ed, together with his daughter Mia, brought this vision to life, creating the finest wines from legendary Sonoma County and Napa Valley.

 

Winemaker Matt Taylor, an invaluable addition to the small family-owned operation, oversees the vineyards and vinification. Taylor’s impressive career spans the globe and includes wineries Domain Dujac and Araujo.  His knowledge of winemaking and vineyards are the perfect fit to build on 32 Wind’s vision.

 

Quality, individual growth, friendship, and good times are all cultivated at our foundation. We take this to heart with the vinification of our beautiful wines, the shared experiences that surround them, and the friendships they forge. These values, along with our stewardship of the land, are at our core.

 

We produce approximately 2,500 cases per year of award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Zinfandel. Our hand-selected vineyards are located in the AVA’s of Sonoma Coast, Russian River Valley, Napa Valley, and Dry Creek Valley. View our current releases.

Our History

And now for a little more background on Ed Mascarin and how 32 Winds came to be.

 

Ed was raised in the vineyards of central California. His grandfather Immigrated from Italy in 1907 and Ed's father followed a few years later. They planted 40 acres of vineyard which is where Ed was raised and which he still owns. His extended family were farmers raising artichokes, apricots, peaches, nuts and grapes. His father, Antonio, while working the family vineyards also worked for the Roma Wine Company where he became Cellar Master. His boss was modern wine industry pioneer Louis Martini who later moved to Napa - and created history there.

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Ed's Grandfather, getting ready to plow

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Antonio Mascarin at Roma Winery 1943

Urged by his family and mentors, Ed pursued a college education and graduated with an engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He played football and baseball for Cal. His varied work experience included the development and manufacturing of guidance and control systems for the Defense Department, the development and manufacturing of microwave ovens, outdoor power equipment, and jet engine components - culminating in his ownership of a company that manufactures heavy-duty mobile equipment. For the past 30 years, Ed always kept his finger in the wine business through his ties to the family farms and by his part ownership in a wine distribution company. The love of the vine brought him back to his roots.

 

After a 20 year involvement in the wine distribution business, Ed purchased a then very small 32 Winds operation from a group that was producing the wines solely for their private clubs. The winemaker who developed these wines is Ehren Jordan, who handed over the reigns to winemaker Matt Taylor in late 2015.

 

To firmly plant roots for 32 Winds, Ed purchased 8 acres of vineyard in Sonoma County, which also houses a small permitted winery. We have created a scenic setting for our tasting room and guest suite at this site. We can be found just two miles from the charming Healdsburg Plaza, located off of Dry Creek Road nestled alongside the Dry Creek Stream.

 

32 Winds Wine was named for the number of winds measured by the main points of a navigation compass. Here is the symbol used on our label:

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The symbol also reflects the 32 points of the nautical compasses used by the first adventurers and explorers seeking the finest flavors and experiences the world had to offer... we continue that tradition with all we do today.