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Owners, Sofia Fedotova and John Mauro Lightpost Winery: Elegance in a Bottle Written By Jordan Rosenfeld L ightpost Winery in Morgan Hill, less than a year old, strives to offer an environment of sophistication and elegance that the owners feel is reflected in the quality of their wines. The winery is owned by Sofia Fedotova, and her husband John Mauro (owner of Prism Electronics). Christian Roguenant, Lead Winemaker, has perfected his craft for more than 40 years of making wine on five con- tinents. He calls Lightpost wines “elegant, pretty and very polished.” 94 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN The quality of their wines is no surprise given the col- lective expertise of its winemakers who include Roguenant, Fedotova, and Winemaking Assistant and Marketing Coordinator, Tim Li. Even Tasting Room Manager Joanne Wojdula gets involved in the process. Customers enter a swanky tasting room with artistic sculptures made from recycled wine barrels, staves and a 120-year-old Cabernet Sauvignon vine from Robert Mondavi. Just past the tasting room is a large event space for parties and events—they host everything from birthday par- ties, to ladies’ nights out, to class reunions. SPRING 2020