Fortino Winery


Competition Awards

Our wines have been recognized in local, national, and international competitions:
See for yourself why.

2008 Zinfandel Dessert Wine

1991 Montonico Reserve

2019 Malbec

2016 Zinfadel

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon

2018 Charbono

2018 Grenache

2018 Carignan




The original vineyards were all dry-farmed and comprised of Ruby Cabernet, Zinfandel, Carignan, and Grenache grapes.

In 1995 Ernest passed on the responsibilities of running the winery to his son, Gino, and daughter, Teri. Over the years the vineyards have expanded to about 50 acres—some of which are still dry-farmed to produce flavor-intense grapes. Visitors to the winery these days might be greeted by Gino, or his two sons, Nick and Kevin while on their breaks or weekends away from college. In the Tasting Room, you are likely to see Teri’s son, Austin – our Tasting Room Manager. Nick, Kevin and Austin represent the 3rd generation of Fortino’s to contribute to the family business and the 5th generation of wine making in the Fortino family.