Patti is the real deal -- a winemaker who welcomes each visitor like a family member, while maintaining traditions that date back centuries. A bohemian artist and wine scholar, he'll offer you a tasting straight from the barrel, which is a rarity. Señor Patti's English isn't great, so it's a good idea to bring along a guide if you don't speak Spanish well, to help you appreciate him fully. When it's time for a tasting, see if you can convince Carmelo to uncork a bottle of the 2002 Gran Assemblage blend.