I love how they are doing sustainable farming, allowing for natural predators and reduced use of pesticides. It is a hospitable environment for vine and fruit growth. They regularly hand-tend each and every vine, the family is gradually learning that effective and efficient sustainable practices can indeed make a significant difference in both the local environment and in the grape and wine quality. Hopefully one day they wont use any pesticides.
They produce a variety of wines; Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc and Petite Verdot.
Cool Door in the Tasting Room
I bought the Chardonnay, it is unoaked which is harder to come by. It is a crisp wine with a bit of citrus, pear and honey.
Located on the corner of Highway 46 West and Vineyard Drive nestled in the hills of Templeton, CA.
Donati Family Vineyard
2720 Oak View Rd.
Templeton, CA 93465
Phone: 877-511-WINE (9463)
Local: (805) 238-0676