Rene di Rosa: 1919-2010
RENE dI ROSA
From the press release:
On October 3, 2010, Rene di Rosa, Founder and visionary, passed away peacefully at age 91.
An inspiration for all of us, Rene lived life more fully than most, and achieved unconventional success in the worlds of art and wine. A passionate and omnivorous art collector, he became equally renowned for his famed Winery Lake vineyards and his engaged philanthropy. In 1960, he purchased 450 acres in the Carneros region of Napa and despite his city roots, embarked on a love affair with the land, becoming a leader in the fight to preserve the region's agriculture and open space.