My interest in winemaking began in the 1940’s when I was just a kid, watching my father, an Italian immigrant, make wine with a hand-cranked press. We turned out about a half-dozen barrels from our home’s basement. The fruit was grown on an arbor in our back yard in Columbus Ohio. I don’t even remember the varietal, but we liked it and drank a small glass with our dinner each evening.
Tonti Family Wines
After traveling the world and sampling different wines, we decided to make our way back home and make wine to share.
Our vineyard partnership affords us access to an extraordinary patch of land. The vineyard where our grapes are grown rests on the Eastern edge of the beautiful Russian River Valley Appellation, on gently rolling benchland above the valley floor.
- Sonoma County