Winery of the Month
Donati Family Vineyard
We are proud to be partnering with Donati Family Vineyard during the month of March as our Winery of the Month. Everyday during the month at our Guest Wine Tasting Reception, we will be featuring tastes of their amazing varietals. Each Friday, we will feature their winemaker or winery representative at our Guest Reception. At our restaurant, be sure to order a glass of one of their delicious wines to pair with our local cuisine.
It’s no secret that Italians have a love for the vine in their blood – Ron Donati is no different. In 1998 when he purchased the Paicines property his vision was for his son, Matt Donati, to grow high quality, unique grapes from the 9th oldest AVA in California. Soon, after rave reviews of the fruit, Ron Donati got to thinking…good grapes make great wine. Thus was born Donati Family Vineyard.
In 2003 they produced Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Meritage, Claret, Chardonnay, and Pinot Blanc. They held these in bottle until 2005 when they started hand selling the product to great restaurants and boutique wine shops. They had so many requests from the public to get their hands on this wine – they couldn’t turn them down. They opened a tasting room in Templeton, CA in March 2007. Visit their tasting room and see for yourself what all the talk is about.