Join us at The Black Kat on February 21, 2018, for our Wagner Family Wines, Winemakers Dinner! We will release our dinner menu a few weeks before our dinner, so make sure you subscribe to our mailing list in order to be notified as soon as the menu is released!
Tickets for the Michael David Winery Winemakers Dinner will be held at The Black Kat and will cost $135 per person. This will include taxes and gratuity. Reserve your table today by clicking the link below or by calling The Black Kat at (909) 878-0401.
~ About Wagner Family Wines ~
Family History – 1800s to Present Day
Chuck Wagner and his children are proud to be continuing on a true Napa Valley family winemaking legacy that can be traced back over 150 years and eight generations. Chuck’s parents, Lorna Belle Glos and Charlie Wagner, were both born to families that helped shape Napa Valley’s wine industry in the late 1800’s and beyond, through their hard work, dedication, pioneering spirit and resilience in the face of adversity. They are the Glos, Stice and Wagner families.
Lorna’s grandparents, Charles and Mary Glos, emigrated from Rhein Pfalz Germany prior to 1880, met and married in San Francisco in 1881 and began to raise a family. In true pioneering fashion, they homesteaded 150-acres at sixteen hundred feet of elevation on Howell Mountain in 1885. With their own hands, they cleared the land to build a cabin, planted a fourteen-acre vineyard and constructed a three-mile road connecting their homestead to Crystal Springs Road below. They lived there for twenty years while immigrant Charles found work as needed in the valley below. He walked to work at Bell and Greystone Wineries, the latter being five miles from his homestead, which is why family and friends affectionately nicknamed him “The Walking Fool”.
Charles Glos’ son Charlie married Mabel Stice in 1910, raising their family on a thirteen-acre property situated on the Napa River halfway between Rutherford and Oakville districts, on a road that is now named Glos Lane. Charlie Glos farmed his own land and also worked as a field laborer. He is credited with inventing the “chip bud” technique, a much-improved method of field grafting European grapevines onto pest-resistant American rootstock, which today is widely used throughout the world. Charlie and Mabel had seven children, their forth being Lorna Belle Glos, who was born in 1915. [Read More]