Andy Armanino Sr.

Chief Wine Taster

andy armanino sr. As anyone who knows him can attest, Andy Sr., or “Papa” as he is affectionately referred to by friends and family, has had a lifetime of experience appreciating fine wine and food! Born and raised into on a family farm, one of Papa’s greatest joys has always been working outdoors with his hands in the soil. Over 40 years ago when he was first starting out in business, some of Andy’s initial clients included Napa Valley wineries. In those early years, he was more than happy to collect wine in exchange for his accounting services and reaped the benefits for years to come.

Today, whether it’s spending time hunting and fishing with his sons, plowing away in his garden like a work horse, or playing with his army of grandchildren, Papa’s greatest love continues to be his family. In addition to being the patriarch of Armanino Family Cellars, Papa provides an invaluable source of business knowledge, fine taste buds and an unparalleled sense for how to do things “the right way”.