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2017 Gift Guide: Ray Signorello, Jr.

Giving to others is still at the top of his to-do list this season.


The Giver:
Ray Signorello Jr. Owner of Signorello Estate. Tragically, his winery, Signorello Estate, burned to the ground in the Atlas fire. Yet giving to others is still at the top of his to-do list this season. Signorello Estate, 4500 Silverado Trail, Napa

Words of Wisdom: “To me, experiences often hold more weight than a hard-and-fast gift. Sharing a meal, time, conversation, and an awesome bottle of wine with family and friends is what I love.”

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For: My daughters, Athena and Alessandra, because I know I will get more hugs by giving them what they really want.
Maserati Style 12V Kids Ride in Pink, $229 at & Karaoke USA Karaoke System$138 at 

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For: Carlos, a Signorello field-worker, and his dog, Captain.
Auburn’s Tuscan crystal-studded collar$46-$164, Best In Show

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For: Also for my daughters, to be given to them on a special occasion when they’re adults.
Namesake bottles that I crafted in their birth years: a 2011 Cuvée Athena and a 2012 Alessandra cabernet sauvignon.

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For: My friend who is always seeking my advice on all things wine.
Durand wine opener$125, Vinfolio, Napa,

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For: That friend who is always turning up the thermostat.
Redaelli’s Bon Ton cashmere blankets, $2,630, DZINE

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For: My dear friend Bruce, whom I have known for 50 years.
1961 Château Palmer, Margaux$2,400 At

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For: My wife, Tayna, who appreciates wearing a timeless piece of jewelry.
Suna 18K white gold emerald cut aquamarine and diamond ring, $9,600, Shreve & Co.

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For: Pierre, Signorello Estate’s winemaker.
DJI Drone Inspire 2Quadcopter $2,999, Samy's Camera

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Check out the gifts in the slideshow above, and read more with the links below.

Catherine Bailey, co-owner, Heath Ceramics
David Barzelay, chef and co-owner, Lazy Bear
Emily Holt, owner, Hero Shop
George Revel, owner, Lost Coast Outfitters
Ray Signorello Jr., owner, Signorello Estate
Sherri McMullen, owner, McMullen Boutique
Lisa Wong Jackson and Lisa Fontaine, owners, Morningtide
Natalie Bowen Brookeshire, owner, Natalie Bowen Designs
Jay Jeffers and Michael Purdy, interior designer (Jeffers) and co-owners, Jay Jeffers—The Store


Originally published in the December issue of San Francisco

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