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Tony Carlucci (right) and Tony Debevc, Jr. (left) testing wine in the cellar at Debonne.

Carlucci graduated from Mississippi State University in 1981 with a degree in enology and ran the cellar at Debonne from 1984 to 1996. Winner of over 500 medals, the Double Gold win for his 1992 Lake Erie Johannisberg Riesling at the San Francisco Fair National Wine Competition earned Debonne the prestigious honor of the U.S. White Wine Best of Show.

Since 1996, he has owned his own wine consulting businesses, Carlucci & Associates, and has taught wine education classes for the Geography department at Kent State University for over twenty years.


Image Courtesy of the Ohio Wine Producers Association.

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Ohio Wine Hall of Fame, Kent State University, Lake Erie AVA, Grand River AVA, Madison


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