Those that read this website know that I am a fan of the Greene brothers’ style of architecture and furniture from the Arts and Crafts movement.
I’ve now found that one of the Greene’s California houses has become an outstanding winery!
The Casa Barranca winery has excellent organic wines, and the fact that it is a historic Greene and Greene property is only a bonus.
See their website at: Greene and Greene Wine – Casa Barranca . I’ve tried the 2004 Craftsman Red which is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. It is an EXCELLENT wine and I have now ordered a whole case.
From their website:
“Casa Barranca has long been
hailed as a triumph of the Arts and Crafts movement — incorporating
high principles that first evolved in Victorian Britain, in reaction to
the human misery and environmental blight caused by the Industrial
Today, we proudly carry on the Arts and Crafts values on which this
estate was founded. Fine craftsmanship, durability, sustainability,
simplicity of design and lifestyle, an intimate working relationship
with the land—Casa Barranca embraces and extends these time-honored
“Now the handcrafted wine we make here is offered to you.
The ethos of Open Mind, Open Heart, and Skilled Hand lives on at Casa
“Nowhere was this more true than in California, where the welcoming
climate and natural abundance seemed a promised land to Arts and Crafts
followers, including Charles and Henry Greene. For centuries, the homes
of the wealthy had been power statements—built to stand out from their
surroundings, visually reflecting domination over a tract of land. Arts
and Crafts architects sought a different kind of statement, one that
honored domesticity, the terrain, the region’s history, and indigenous
building traditions—an aesthetic of integration, rather than
subjugation. The brothers Greene took this design ethos to heart,
embodying it in a house like no other, a haven of simplicity and
natural richness that has endured nearly a century: Casa Barranca.”
Matt Sanfilippo is the Chief Partnership Officer (CPO) for the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Co-Director of its Engineering Research Accelerator. In this role, Matt coordinates and enables strategic and sponsored research opportunities across the college, and stewards the development of proposals for major research opportunities along strategic themes. Additionally, he enables collaboration among the college's research institute/center executive directors, and industrial and government relations personnel in the pursuit of opportunities with industry, federal and state governments. Before becoming CPO for the College, Matt was the Senior Executive Director for Research Initiatives, the Executive Director of CMU's SII (Smart Infrastructure Institute) and ICES (Institute for Complex Engineered Systems), and Associate Director of PITA (Pennsylvania Infrastructure Technology Alliance) and RAMP (Research for Advanced Manufacturing in Pennsylvania).
Before CMU, Matt was Managing Director of Applied Technology for Michael Baker Corporation, an engineering and energy services firm. Matt managed Baker's technology division including Geographic Information System (GIS), software and web development, multimedia, virtual reality, visualization, Global Positioning System (GPS), mapping and surveying services. Before joining Baker, Matt was an Innovation Director for Redleaf Group, a Venture Capital/Operating Company focused on information security, supply chain and mobility solutions. While at Redleaf, Matt managed technical due diligence for seed-stage investments and coordinated relationships between Redleaf and their partner companies. Prior to Redleaf, Matt was CIO of GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies, an infrastructure engineering firm, and operations manager for their Internet start-up that focused on web-technologies for health and safety and manufacturing metrics.
Matt is on the board of Larson Design Group (LDG), past Chairman of the Board for the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, current board member of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), current Vice President of the Sewickley Heights Gun Club (SHGC) and former member of the Information Sciences and Technology Advisory Board for the Pennsylvania State University Beaver. Matt is also former Vice President of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association of Internet Professionals and former Vice President of the Board of Trustees for Baker Combined Charity of Pennsylvania.