Mirassou

Mirassou

About Mirassou

The Mirassou Winery was a winery, founded in 1854 by Louis Pellier (1817-72) and his brother Pierre (1823-94) in what is now known as California's Silicon Valley, and for many years an icon of the agricultural heritage of the Santa Clara Valley. In 1881 Pierre Mirassou (1856-89) married Pierre Pellier's daughter Henriette (1860-1937). The brand name 'Mirassou' was purchased by wine industry giant Gallo in 2003, and the Mirassou family no longer controls its wine making process or marketing. Instead, the wines are made in the Modesto area, headquarters of Gallo. David Mirassou is employed by Gallo and markets the wine as a Mirassou family product. The Mirassou winery itself, in San Jose, California, was not part of the Gallo purchase and is now boarded up. Another scion of the family, Steven Mirassou, continues the family's six generations of winemaking in the Livermore Valley with his wine brands, Steven Kent Winery and La Rochelle Winery.

Contributions by Alfamale1974, David Eppstein, and King Dedede.