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Rotta Winery Video Tour

Rotta Winery

250 Winery Road
Templeton, CA 93465
(805)237-0510
info@rottawinery.com

Tasting:   Open Daily 10:30 - 5pm, Summer till 6pm on weekends
Tasting fee $5
10% case discount
Tours:
  Tours by Appointment
Amenities:
  Historic Winery
Price Range:   $10 to $35 per bottle
Established:   1908
Vineyards:   20 dry farmed acres
VIP Tasting:   Yes
Winery Dog:   Zin & Honey

Rotta Winery Description

Rotta Winery, founded in 1908 by the Rotta Family, is the only remaining family owned “original” winery in San Luis Obispo County. Mike Giubbini, grandson to the Rotta Family & Mark Caporale of Napa, have combined their talents to “bring back to life” the historic and rustic winery.
 
The original vineyard and winery were started in 1856 by a Frenchman named Adolph Siot, who later sold the successful enterprise to Joe Rotta in 1908. In the 1920s, Rotta then sold it to his brother Clement Rotta, who bonded the winery after Prohibition in the 1930s and forged the label into one best known for its hearty Zinfandels.
 
Rotta label is focusing on red wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot, and Black Monukka– a dessert wine and Zinfandel Port. A Chardonnay is also produced. The 20-acre dry farmed Rotta estate vineyard has 15 acres in Zinfandel and five in Cabernet Sauvignon.  See video at VineStories.
 
The new tasting room is now open in a new building at the site of the old winery. The place is not far off the road located in a country setting. There is a large patio out front of the tasting room and a charming and cozy experience inside. The room is made from reclaimed wood and is warm and inviting. The wines are rich and flavorful and made with a fruit forward style. The Estate Zinfandel is their flagship wine and should not be missed.

Wines and Awards

Lone Star 2007 International Wine Competition
 
                2003 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Sherry –Grand Star Award, Gold Medal
                                                                                                               
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – Silver Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Sauvignon – Bronze Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – Bronze Medal
 
American Wine Society 2007 Commercial Wine Competition
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – Gold Medal
 
                2003 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Sherry – Gold Medal
 
The 2007 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – JC Nominee
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Sauvignon – Certificate (Silver
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – Certificate (Silver)
 
                2003 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert – Great Wine
 
                2005 Rotta Zinfandel Port – Great Wine
  
Beverage Testing Institute 2007 World Value Wine Challenge – 2007 World Wine Championships
 
                2003 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Sherry – Silver Medal
                                                                                                               
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Sauvignon – Gold Medal
 
                2005 Rotta Chardonnay – Bronze Medal
 
                2005 Rotta Zinfandel Rose – Bronze Medal
 
                2006 Rotta Muscat Canelli – Silver Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Merlot – Silver Medal
  
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 2008 International Wine Competition
 
                2003 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Sherry – Silver Medal
                                                                                                               
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – Bronze Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Sauvignon – Silver Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – Bronze Medal
 
                2005 Rotta Zinfandel Port – Bronze Medal
 
 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
 
                2005 Rotta Zinfandel Port – Gold Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Vineyard Estate Zinfandel – Bronze Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – Bronze Medal
 
2008 Critics Challenge International Wine Competition
 
                2004 Rotta Giubbini Estate Zinfandel – Gold Medal
 
2008 The Dallas Morning News Wine Competition
 
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – Bronze Medal
 
                2004 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Wine – Bronze Medal
 
2008 San Diego International Wine Competition
 
                2004 Rotta Black Monukka Dessert Wine – Silver Medal
                                                                                                               
                2004 Rotta Cabernet Franc – Bronze Medal

Wine Club

There are three clubs to choose from: Founders and Heritage clubs ship in February, June and October, “Rotta Run” club ships in January and May. Your club discount can be used for online orders, phone orders and in the tasting room. There is no membership fee and you can cancel anytime after your first shipment.

Founder’s Club
Heritage Club

• 20% discount on all wine
• Three bottles per shipment/3x’s per year *    (winemakers choice, 2 reds and 1 other)
• No tasting fee for up to four people
• Shipping /Handling – California $10, all other     states $15

25% discount on all wine
Six bottles per shipment/3x’s per year *    (winemakers choice, 4 red and 2 other)
No tasting fee for up to six people
Shipping /Handling – California $15, all other     states $20

Rotta Run-Members Choice
Select your own wine shipment with the “Rotta Run Club”

In this unique wine club you will receive 12 bottles of wine twice a year (January and May). With Members Choice you have the option to select the wines you want. To customize your wine club just reply to our email with a list of wine we are currently offering. Please note that if you have not selected your wines by the posted due date, you will receive the winemakers choice.
30% discount on all wine
Twelve bottles per shipment/2x’s per year
You choose your wine
No tasting fee for up to eight people
Shipping/Handling- California $20, all other     states $25
Shipping only– NO winery “pick up”

Click Here to sign up or call 805.237.0510

Rotta Winery Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Pinot Noir
Port or Dessert Wines
Zinfandel
Estate Grown Wines
Bordeaux
Cabernet Franc
Tours Available
Picnic Sites
Event Space
Gift Shop
Barrel Sampling
RV & Limo Friendly
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Rotta Winery Reviews

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a little bit of history
bruderlin, LA
LOVE IT!!! It's the oldest winery in Paso, tons of character, great tasting...gotta love it!!!

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We love Rotta
danarbarnes,
We only had one day in Paso but I am so glad we stopped here. Every wine on their list was fantastic and well priced. The dessert wines are wonderful, don't miss them. I also enjoyed their Rose and my husband discovered a new love of Cab Franc. We had never joined a wine club before but had to become members here. Everyone was very knowledgeable and friendly, and we can't wait to go back!

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Great Staff/Great Wine
vcgeno, Scottsdale
Got there early before the crowed came in and enjoyed our visit. The staff was friendly and I felt at home. Established an appreciation for Zinfandel Rose during my visit and also enjoy their "Trinity" blend. Very much recommended.

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Historic Winery & Nice Folks
Eagle12, Schaumburg
Nice Winery with Great People, Visited yesterday and Mike the owner and his family were on hand to great people. I believe they were bottling Chardonnay. I purchased the Black Manukka dessert wine, it is so unique and what nice people. Try the dry farmed zins also.

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Rotta is Rad
James, Santa Monica
One of the oldest wineries around is worth a stop for their dry farmed Zin and their Merlot. The place is small, attractive and the wines are all worth it. Our favorite had to be the reds and their dessert wine.

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Zin HDQ
Rocko,
Great stop in the back hills of Paso. The cozy little tasting room was full of people but we got great service and tasted some dandy wines, especially the Zin. Muscat was also a nice treat to finish off the tasting.

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New place, old winery
Kendra, Bakersfield
We liked this stop due to its very good people, their brand new facility and their good wines. They dry farm their vineyards and it makes a difference in the flavor of their wines. The winery is some 100 years old and has some interesting history. Will come back.

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

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