Scholarships and Endowments

Return to index...

Dennis & Judith Groth

<p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">Dennis and Judy Groth had been married for twenty years when they bought &ldquo;the farm&rdquo;-a vineyard, farmhouse, and a barn on 121 acres called Oakcross Vineyards.<span> </span>Dennis had worked up to become a partner at Arthur Young &amp; Company, one of the key architects of Atari; when Atari was sold in 1984, the Groth&rsquo;s moved their family to Napa and have enjoyed making fine wines ever since.<span> </span>The Groth&rsquo;s claim to have begun as serious wine consumers rather than grape farmers, and it was their love for Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons that encouraged them to try producing a quality wine.</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify" class="MsoNormal">Now the entire family participates in the business, with daughter Suzanne, and son Andrew contributing to the success of the family business.<span> </span>The Groth&rsquo;s commitment to their winery is as strong as their commitment to the wine industry; and they have always felt that the health of their business is dependant on the health of the California Wine Industry.<span> </span>The Groth family is a supporter and donor to the department&rsquo;s winery.</p>