Santa Rosa Winery, Wine Tasting Rooms, Winery Events, Best Wineries in Sonoma County

Santa Rosa Winery, Wine Tasting Rooms, Winery Events, Best Wineries in Sonoma County
 

“I like the fact we don’t have vineyards, because that gives me more options as a winemaker,” said Ray, “I devote my passions into finding the best grapes for a particular varietal, and to exploring the vast options of Italian varietals at hand.”

While we take advantage of some modern technologies available to today’s winemakers, we do so cautiously. We much prefer the Old World methods, such as gently pressing our grapes, aging our wine an average of 22 months, and using only the finest French, American, and Italian oak barrels. There is no compromising our cherished ideals of color, aroma, flavor and quality. Winemaker Ray D’Argenzio is regarded highly in the community for his grape selection and collection of varietals.

Our grapes are grown in the world-class region of Sonoma County. They are aged between 18- 24 months in French and American oak barrels. With an outstanding growing season in Sonoma County, we are primarily producing vintages from two appellations: Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley. In 2002 we released an excellent Merlot from Rutherford, adding Napa Valley to our repertoire. We also created our first Vino Bianco in 2003, an Italian White called Tocai Friulano.

+ Known for Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Cabernet Sauvignon, but more uniquely – the array of Italian varietals including: Tocai Friulano, Moscato di Fresco, Sangiovese, Super Tuscan, Barbera, Negroamaro, and D’Amarone.

Ray D’Argenzio’s daughter – Breanna D’Argenzio-Tamburin has also made wine, her first vintage being a 2008 Sangiovese from Amador County. She crafted this wine in an Italian Chianti style, which she learned about while studying in Italy. Breanna’s main focus in the company is on the Wine Club and Tasting Room, but might continue to make more wine in the upcoming vintages.

Sandro Tamburin, Breanna’s husband, is now the winemaker. His passion for wine started when he was a child, making wine with his grandfather in Trieste Italy. He came to California and after graduating from the viticulture and fermentation program at US Davis, continued to build his skills at wineries within Sonoma County, Napa County, and Argentina. He has been making wine at D’Argenzio Winery since 2014. His passion for fermentation does not stop here, he also is a brewer for a local brewing company, Old Possum Brewing Company, takes care of many local vineyards, and makes wine for anyone who is interested in having their own wine label. Sandro and Breanna also have their own wine label, Anthesis Wines, which is made all natural, and is also available for purchase within D’Argenzio Winery.

See a Map of All the Vineyards that we Source our Grapes from

September 1, 2020 Breanna D'Argenzio
Breanna D'Argenzio