Marcucci Farms & Fava Brothers Vineyard began as the dream of two Italian immigrants, Martino and Lorenzo Fava. They left their home in Lucca, journeying to San Francisco in the early 1880s, and eventually settled in the Russian River Valley on forty acres with a view to Mount St. Helena, a dormant volcano named “Sleeping Woman” by Native Americans. The mountaintop, which on many mornings rose above a halo of low clouds, kept the brothers’ sights high, but there was little time to rest. They worked hard and prospered, and their families grew. Now, six generations later, the brothers’ descendents still work the land. Upon the deaths of Martino and Lorenzo, the ranch was split in half. Twenty acres passed to Martino’s daughter, Delvina, who married Victor Papera. They gave their daughter and son-in-law, Verna and Phillip Marcucci, two acres as a wedding gift to build a home. Their son, Phillip, loved the land and helped his grandfather with farming, tending the vines, and making homemade wine and vinegar. Open by appointment only.