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Founder of DiGrazia Vineyards Leaves Far-Reaching Legacy

By August 21, 2019Connecticut, Top News, VIPs

Connecticut founder of DiGrazia Vineyards in Brookfield Dr. Paul V. DiGrazia died peacefully at his home on July 21, 2019. He was 86. DiGrazia was a graduate of the University of Maryland, received his medical degree and PhD from University Lausanne, Switzerland, and was board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology. A well-respected physician and surgeon, DiGrazia brought more than 6,000 lives into the world and aided patients with reproductive health and genetic counseling. In 1978, Dr. DiGrazia realized a lifelong dream of establishing a vineyard, planting 40 acres of fine wine grapes. By 1984, those grapes produced award-winning wines; the vines continue to produce to this day, with the day-to-day operations still run by the family. DiGrazia crafted a wide variety of wines, from fine white and red varietals to several without sulfites. He ventured into creating a line of wines with antioxidants, of which he wrote about in periodicals as well as speaking to a variety of audiences across the country. A previous feature outlines his wine legacy:





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