Our Wines

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.