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A brief history

At Massican we look back to go forward. Massican is named after Monte Massico (the Massican hills), the coastal mountain range in southern Italy where our founders are from.

In California, we work with many family-owned vineyards, only white wine grapes, from Napa, Sonoma and some areas around Lodi.

From these California grapes we make four cour wines, each channeling the Italian style of refreshing Mediterranean white wines.
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Established in 2009

PO Box 86
United States, California


Meet The Team

  • Dan Petroski

    A decade into his publishing career at Time Inc., Dan Petroski took a moment to reflect and he jettisoned to Italy for a year. While Petroski’s intention was to return to New York, a harvest invitation in 2006 to come to California was too good to pass up. After harvest, Petroski was hired at Napa’s Larkmead as cellar master, ultimately claiming the winemaker title in 2012. Petroski spent nearly 15 years at Larkmead, cementing his status as a top-tier Napa Valley Cabernet winemaker; during that period Petroski launched a white wine only brand called Massican, an ode to the Mediterranean and Petroski's time spent living in Italy and drinking white wine. Petroski's approach and ability to craft wines as diverse as Cabernet Sauvignon and Tocai Friulano has earned him perfect 100-point scores, Top 100 wines, recognition as San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year in 2017 and Food & Wine magazine’s Drinks Innovator of the Year in 2022.

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