The Cardella family of Mendota, Calif., from left, Rod, Bill (Meissner), Angelina, Justin, Nathan, Daniella, and Nic. The family farms 3,000 acres of permanent and row crops in the Panoche Circle in western Fresno County.
Nathan Cardella, Cardella Winery vintner, is proud of his Sangiovese grapes.
Cardella keeps a close eye on the family vineyards located next to the California Aqueduct San Luis Canal.
Cardella Winery's 2010 Ruby Cabernet and Sangiovese are among the wines recognized in various wine-tasting competitions.
Wine grape yields at Cardella Ranch range from 10 to 25 tons per acre.