Julio Palmaz was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1945.
 
His childhood fascination with mechanical toys and homemade gadgets eventually led him to his current place in the Inventors Hall of Fame as the inventor of the Palmaz Coronary Stent. Dr. Palmaz attended medical school in Argentina and completed his residency at UC Davis, where his passion for wine began. "I had wanted to make my own wines since my days at UC Davis. And where better to make the best wine in the world than Napa Valley?"
 
Ever interested in mechanics and engineering, Dr. Palmaz played an integral role in designing Palmaz Vineyards’ elaborate gravity flow winery. Gravity is the oldest and gentlest way to move wine. It avoids disruption of the delicate molecules, preserving the wine’s complexity and structure."
 
Dr. Palmaz lives in Napa with his family and maintains an impressive collection of vintage race cars. He is an avid tennis player and enjoys cycling.
 

 
Read the Family Member Biographies:
» Julio Palmaz
» Amalia Palmaz
» Florencia Palmaz
» Christian Gaston Palmaz
» Jessica Louise Palmaz
» Gina
 

 
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