Fratelli Perata offers a variety of hand made wines with a distinctive Italian flair. All are full-flavored, ranging from Sangiovese, Merlot, Petite Sirah, Petite Verdot, Syrah, Late Harvest Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce a Super-Tuscan red and some proprietary blends. Wines are hand-made and produced entirely at the winery from their own estate fruit.
The Peratas initial plantings included Zinfandel. Their 31 acre vineyard, established in 1980, is completely hand-worked and hand-harvested. The dry farmed grapes are cultivated for small berry size. This produces less tonnage, but a higher skin to pulp ratio for rich extracts which give the wines a fuller flavor. Fourteen grape varieties are grown.
The tasting room is a rustic and authentic space lined with barrels on an ancient concrete floor. An old wine press is adjacent to the antique wood tasting bar. Along the back wall is a richly colorful mural depicting the Perata family in their northern Italian village.
The property has a lovely garden with pergolas, trellises, a bocce ball court, an outside tasting counter and a BBQ. Please call ahead for an appointment.