John Belfy and Buona Terra Farming oversee all aspects of the viticulture and olive farming for The Sanger Family of Wines. Working closely with Brett, his work ranges from planting new vines where appropriate and maintaining the current vineyard, to handling the harvest and maintaining the trees in the Sanger olive orchard. He has spent the past 30 years in the Central Coast wine country, planting and maintaining more vineyards than anyone can count. John’s son Ivan joined Buona Terra six years ago after graduating with a degree in viticulture from Fresno State University.
John is an avid automobile enthusiast, so when he’s not working in the vineyards, he can usually be found on the backroads of wine country in a sports car, invariably one of his vintage Jaguars.
Buona Terra means "Good Earth".