The very first wine school in the country, The Bacchus School of Wine began as hobby and passion for master winemaker Dominick Chirichillo. It quickly it grew from there into an amazing winemaking business. From the fun-filled basement beginnings 10 years ago to the now state of the art winemaking room, winemaking at Bacchus will always be about producing quality wines using California grapes and the Italian tradition of winemaking!

Owner, Dominick Chirichillo is a self taught award winning winemaker. He was first introduced to the art when he was two years old at his father's and grandfather's winepress. In 1989, Dominick took his passion for winemaking to public when he made is first homemade Barbera in an amateur winemaking contest in Del Mar, California. His Barbera took second place and first runner up to the Best of Show. Since then Dominick's wines have received 47 awards including Gold, Silver and Bronze from the American Wine Society's National Wine Competitions and a Bronze at his first International Competition. The American Wine Society has ranked Dominick 7th Nationally for winemaking excellence.

Dominick's entrepreneurial endeavors over the past 25 years have led him to where he is today..... Sharing the "family tradition of  winemaking," with you. His vision of teaching people how to make excellent wines has lead him to his west coast winemaking club "Bacchus Winemaking Club" and also the launch of his very own wines called "Domenico Wines." Dominick Chirichillo now moves forward to another "spectrum of competition" winning awards in various International Competitions. After the public release of DOMENICO WINES, Dominick took wine medals weekly in these competitions tallying a continually rising total of 18 overall gold, silver, and bronze wine medals.


For information about winemaking or for a free wine tour, please call 732-505-6930 or EMAIL.