Owner

Ron, Mark & Tracy Donati

Winemaker

Briana Heywood. Briana has experience in both small and large wineries and is equipped with a unique perspective on maintaining the consistency of our hand-crafted premium wines. Her past work experience includes J.Lohr Winery, Eberle Winery, and EJ Gallo.

Distribution Area

New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania

Varieties

Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Petite Verdot.

Vineyard

The Donati family entered the wine business in 1998 with the purchase of a vineyard in Paicines, CA, located on California's Central Coast. In 2007, the family purchased a winery located in Templeton, CA in the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country. In 2017 the family made the decision to solely concentrate on the Paso Robles AVA by transitioning from estate grown to contracted fruit.

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About Donati

As a young boy, Ron Donati grew up in South San Francisco, the son of a first generation Italian-American family. His grandfather Albino Donati made his own wine for the family dinner table. Ron has carried that legacy forward with the mission of producing wines of exceptional quality that overdelivers. The core of Donati Family Vineyard’s award winning wine portfolio has always been focused on Bordeaux varieties. These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petite Verdot. They also added an un-oaked Chardonnay to their portfolio. Their flagship wines include Ezio and The Immigrant, named after Ron’s father and grandfather, respectively.