Crushing grapes by foot at the St. Gennaro
festival 2004 (helped by a member of the
Roman Holiday ensemble)
Among the older Italian-born immigrants home winemakers can still be found among Marabellaís clientele. Tony Marabella, a Cucamonga and San Pedro-based vintner, is also one of the few to still purvey materials necessary for home winemaking, even though today he mostly sells ready-pressed juice or must (=mosto), that is grapes already crushed and delivered for further processing at home (See Home Winemaking). (We do not include wine importers in this section.)
Edward F. Tuttle, "La presenza italiana nello svilippo della vitivinicoltura in California e nel Nord America," La Vigna
Luisa Del Giudice, "'Wine Makes Good Blood:' Wine Culture Among Toronto Italians," in Ethnologies, 2001, Vol. 23, number 1, 1-27 (Cultural history of wine and winemaking among immigrants).