From Computer Chips to Barrels of Wine, Silicon Valley Exec Follows the Dream

SAN JOSE, CA — (Marketwire) — 12/06/12 — Pedro Vargas grew up farming and, after completing his education in Electrical Engineering, never thought he would ever go back. Skilled in technology and marketing, the Silicon Valley high-tech executive and entrepreneur closed sexy deals like putting The Rolling Stones albums on memory chips and negotiating entertainment content deals with major television networks and record labels. Vargas became a much sought after business specialist at tech companies like Intel, Yahoo and SanDisk. Now as a UC Davis trained winemaker, he has swapped the cubicle for the vineyard and the board room for the barrel room and makes wines under his own Vino Vargas brand.

The Northern California boutique winery, today released its much anticipated line of red premium wines. The 2011 collection consists of four meticulously crafted wines to please the palates of serious red wine drinkers and earn accolades from critics. Each individually crafted wine is made with handpicked grapes from select single vineyards. The collection features memorable names for each wine that highlight the origin and varietal of the grape. The four wines include:

All of the wines are aged in 30% new French oak and production for each wine is limited to 150 cases.