Philo Biane was born at the Brookside Winery in Redlands, California in 1909 and moved to the Cucamonga area in 1916. His French winemaking ancestors came to California in 1832. Mr. Biane, who spent a lifetime in winemaking, had firsthand knowledge of the Italian Vineyard Company and the town of Guasti. He was president of Brookside Vineyard Company when it was located in Guasti, and during his retirement established Rancho de Philo Winery in Alta Loma, which continues to be run by his daughter Janine Tibbets.
Click here for a Philo Biane interview from the City of Rancho Cucamonga.