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Foppiano Vineyards

12707 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
(707) 433-7272

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 4:30 pm
Complimentary Tasting
5% off 6-11 bottles, 10% case, 15% 2 or more cases
  Informal Tours
Self-Guided Vineyard Tours
  1914 era Caboose
Price Range:   $6.25 to $25 per bottle
Established:   1896
Vineyards:   140 acres
  50,000 cases

Foppiano Vineyards Description

Not many wineries have stories that go back to the Prohibition era, but ancestors of founder Giovanni Foppiano tell the story of when they were raided during Prohibition and had to dump 100,000 gallons of wine.

This friendly little winery sits in an unpretentious location on the Old Redwood Highway near the town of Healdsburg. The tasting room is a small cozy space, with a seasoned staff pouring their value-oriented, consumer-friendly wine. There are gift items, winery-made vinegars and olive oils for sale. Adjacent to the tasting room is a 1914-era railroad caboose. In prior times, the winery used to ship tank cars full of wine to the East Coast, where it was bottled and distributed to the immigrant communities.

With one of the longest histories in the region, Foppiano has been making wine for over 100 years in the same location from the same vineyard. The Foppiano Vineyards label is reserved for red wines such as Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot and their flagship wine, Petite Sirah. The family also produces affordable white wines under its Riverside by Foppiano label.

The sixth generation is busy plying the trade that was brought to the area by founder Giovanni Foppiano. The immigrant from Genoa, Italy, came for gold but ended up instead with his famed Petite Sirah.

Foppiano Vineyards Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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Foppiano Vineyards Reviews

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Rocko, Los Altos
We love our Cabs and were surprised at the quality we found here in this very casual and old winery just off the freeway in Sonoma. The place had been there awhile and we almost didn't stop by had read about the winery from this site and thought we would give it a try. Very good wines and enjoyable in its unpretentious surroundings.

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Very nice wines, very nice people
Henry, Morro Bay
What a pleasant visit we had at Foppiano. The place is not fancy but is clean, cozy and very pleasant. We loved their rich red wines and think the Petite Sirah is the very best in the area. The staff was gracious and generous to our group. We bought and will be back.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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