Tony Bugica represents the fourth generation of a farming family. Attending the University of Nevada, Reno, he studied biology. After college, he started Bugica Landscaping and Excavation. During his 10 years as President of Bugica Landscaping, he managed 120+ employees which included supervision of over 500 commercial and residential properties in the Reno-Tahoe area. Tony's company was honored with many awards in recognition for its unique designs and beautiful landscapes, and as one of the top landscaping contractors in the Reno-Tahoe area.
Upon arriving in Sonoma County, Tony started as Ranch Manager for Dry Creek Olive Company. He then went on to work with Grey Creek Vinicultural Services selling vines, Growing immensely from that amazing experience, Tony then joined Bacchus Vineyard Management, working alongside Glenn Alexander for seven years, managing over 1,000 acres across Sonoma County.
Tony has been making wine since 1993, and since 2007 he has been able to bring to life his passions, continuing his family’s tradition of farming and an intimate familiarity with vineyards and the wines that come from them. He’s presently with us at Atlas Vineyard Management as our Director of Farming and Business Development, managing vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, doing what he has always dreamed of doing. Tony also serves as a voting member of the Sonoma County Winegrowers as well as serving his local community as the VP for the Geyserville Chamber.