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Donati Family Vineyard

Donati Family Vineyard The Donatis came to Paicines (pronounced pie see ness), in California’s Central Coast, in 1998 when they purchased land that would soon become home to Matt Donati and his family. Since then, Matt and his father Ron, engaged in planting the family vineyard and planning their state-of-the-art winery. Today, the guiding principles of quality and cooperation, along with a steadfast work-ethic, underscore all that is accomplished in the busy days on the family vineyard. “Our philosophy is to grow grapes of the highest possible quality, so that wines made from our fruit can meet the quality expectations of our customers,” says Matt. “This requires attention to detail, evaluation of new grape growing and winemaking methods and technologies, and a passion for serving our customers.” This is done in a groundbreaking environment, as the Donatis expect to establish the Paicines AVA (American Viticultural Area) as a growing region with the potential of neighboring Mt. Harlan AVA (Calera Winery) and Chalone AVA (Chalone Vineyard).

Our tasting room is now open and located at the corner of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Dr. in Templeton.

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2720 Oak View Road, Templeton, CA, US, 93465 Email:
Phone: 877-511-9463 Web:
Fax: 831-628-3945
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  DFV Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
This fine Cabernet speaks volumes about the dedication and tireless effort the Estate Vineyard staff has put into this project, from vine to bottle.
  DFV Chardonnay, Paicines
Delicate in overall feel, medium in weight, the wine is richly textured and flavored, and is immediately accessible. Its balanced acidity should provide it with the ability to satisfy for many years to come.
  DFV Claret, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc shows ripe red fruit on the nose, with dark fruit, chocolate and dusty notes on the palate. Well-integrated tannins give the wine an easy-drinking style that will satisfy now, and continue to improve in bottle for several years to come.
  DFV Meritage, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
The classic Bordeaux blend, Donati Vineyards 2003 Meritage truly shows the strength of character and integrity of quality that is the primary focus of our winemaking effort.
  DFV Merlot, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
Richly expressive in character, deeply fruity and solidly colored, our Merlot expresses exactly what this fine Bordeaux variety is all about.
  DFV Paicines Rosato Estivo
The 2006 Rosato Estivo is a rose of Cabernet Sauvignon that has loads of bright fruit and floral notes while finishing dry and crisp on the palette.
  DFV Pinot Blanc, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
Donati Pinot Blanc truly reflects the delicacy of flavor and savory character for which this variety is known and appreciated around the world.
  DFV Syrah, Estate Vineyard, Paicines
Our first varietal offering of this wonderful Rhone grape, the 2004 Syrah yielded a small crop of beautifully ripened fruit. Classic small-lot fermentations extracted intense color and lush tannins into the young wine. Eighteen months of barrel aging in small French and American oak barrels further developed the character and expression of the variety, bursting with robust flavors of dark berry and bittersweet chocolate. Serve with steak or lamb chops, or with richly flavored cheeses.


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