John Parducci (1918-2014)
1/23/2008: B1: John Parducci, right, celebrates his 90th birthday with G.M. ``Pooch'' Pucilowski, middle, the wine judge coordinator for the California State Fair, and wine judge and writer Dan Berger in Ukiah on Tuesday. PC: John Parducci, right, celebrates his 90th birthday with G.M. "Pooch" Pucilowski, middle, the wine judge coordinator for the California State Fair and wine judge and writer Dan Berger, left Tuesday January 22, 2008 in Ukiah. Berger, and Pucilowski were two of dozens that wished premier wine grower Parducci happy birthday. (Kent Porter / The Press Democrat) 2008
PC: John Parducci. 9/12/2004: 81: John Parducci
PC: Rich Parducci,left, and his grandfather John Parducci, tasting wine in the lab where they work together at the winery north of Hopland. 9/14/2003: 115: Rich Parducci and his grandfather, John Parducci, test wine at their Mendocino County winery, McNab Ridge Winery.
John Parducci.left,and his grandson Rich,right, at the winery where they work together north of Hopland. John Parducci made his first wine in 1933 and hasn't missed a year since.
John Parducci stays dry from the pouring rain while his orignal winemaking equipment from the 1930 s is removed from the famiy s dairy farm. The equipment will be donated to the Mendocino County Museam in celebration of the history of winemaking.