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Alex and Monica Villicana will receive the award at upcoming annual gala

On Feb. 8, the Paso Robles wine community will join together to honor a couple who has “exemplified the spirit of Paso Robles Wine Country with outstanding leadership and vision.” Alex and Monica Villicana, owners of Villicana Winery and Re:Find Distillery, will receive the 2023 Paso Robles Wine Industry Persons of the Year award at the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance (PRWCA) annual gala.

Alex and Monica Villicana have been promoters of and contributors to, the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area (AVA), its wines, people, and community since their first vintage in 1993. Monica and Alex started Villicana Winery while living and working in Pasadena and for the first six years, they commuted to and from to plant their vineyard and tend their wines. After the birth of their second child in 2001, they decided to move to Paso Robles permanently and open a tasting room on their property off Adelaida Road, and raise their family in the Paso community. They continue to produce estate wines from the vines they personally planted.

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