Established in 1997, Herrick Grapevines began life in St Helena, CA to meet the needs of Napa Valley vineyards and wineries looking to find a new source of grapevines for their vineyards.
Demand for our quality grapevines spread across California and eventually throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. We now proudly supply grapevines to all corners of North America.
Herrick Grapevines originated as an offshoot of Cottage Gardens Nursery's greenhouse operation on South Whitehall Lane in St Helena.
In 2015 Herrick Grapevines became independent from Cottage Gardens Nursery and moved day-to-day operations from St Helena to Sacramento, CA under the management of Diego Barison.
Bob graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has been in the Nursery business for 46 years, and the Grapevine industry for 20 years.
Direct Line: (707) 967-8000
General Manager / Sales
Diego Barison is originally from Piedmont, Italy. He attended the agricultural high school in Asti and in 2000 he started his own grapevine nursery, Vivai Diego Barison, in which he integrated innovative technology and began clonal selection in Piedmont vineyards. In 2005, Diego graduated from the University of Turin and Fesia Group, with a major in agronomy and completed a Master’s Thesis at the French ITV, Institute for the Research on Vineyard and Wine on young vines decline. He then came to the U.S. in 2006 to work in the U.S. grapevine industry. During his career, he has been in charge of production, sales, and has been an integral part in reaching important industry goals of gaining market share in the high-end wine market in Napa, Sonoma, East Coast, Mexico and Canada. Diego also speaks 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese).
Customer relations representative and operational administrator, Ofelia is essential to the enterprise of Herrick Grapevines. She grew up in a farming family in the Sacramento Valley of California and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Marketing from Sacramento State University. In 2011, she was part of the sales team at another well-known California nursery. There, she played an important role in sales, customer relations, production planning, and inventory control. Ofelia’s experience and easygoing capability of connecting with clients have gained her the respect of many in the industry.