Working winter seasons at an upscale hotel/restaurant in Switzerland's Berner Oberland set young Claus Janzen on a collision course with fine wines from which he never recovered. After transplanting his family from Winnipeg, Canada to Napa, he spent 12 years at Caymus, developing for that winery the most enviable international marketing operation in the Napa Valley. But Claus had viniculture ambitions of his own. A chance acquisition of some practically-discarded Sangiovese grapes in 1993 led to the first vintage of Bacio Divino.
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