Wine Country Style: Dino Bugica


May 17, 2012
Outside Magazine
Dino Bugica

Dino Bugica    Photo: Williams + Hirakawa

On restauranteur Dino Bugico: Blue Denim jacket ($125) and Olive Utility shorts ($80) by Denim and Supply Ralph Lauren; Half-Sleeve BD shirt by Woolrich Woolen Mills ($195); Ashcott shoes by Clarks Originals ($125)

During his twenties, Reno, Nevada, native Dino Bugica spent eight years learning to cook in Tuscany and Liguria, which was where he met his wife, Sonja, a winemaker. On a vacation to California in 2001, they found themselves eating in a Healdsburg restaurant that served hardcore Italian cuisine—tripe, sweetbreads—made from local ingredients. “I thought, This is what I want to do,” says Bugica, 36. They relocated, and in 2009 he opened Diavola in nearby Geyserville.

On Dino: Nautical Stripe pullover by Urban Outfitters ($59).