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RETAIL: The tiny Doffo Winery draws huge praise

by Laurie Lucas, The Press-Enterprise 

http://www.pe.com/business/business-headlines/20130124-retail-the-tiny-doffo-winery-draws-huge-praise.ece

Alex and Matt Muller of Tucson sniffed, swirled and sipped wines at all the popular vineyards in the Temecula Valley on a recent trip to California.

But it was a boutique winery that particularly piqued their palates. “We’ve tasted wines all over the world,” said Alex, 47. “My husband is a very tough sell. We’ve never joined a wine club.” That is, until they nearly reached the end of Rancho California Road. Just a short jog uphill at 36083 Summitville St., the Mullers stopped at the Doffo Winery, not far from Lake Skinner. “It’s off the beaten track, but the wines are exceptional,” said Alex.  

That’s music to the ears of the Marcelo Doffo, 60, the perfectionist patriarch, who grew up in an Italian family on a farm in Argentina. Classical music from sunup to sundown floats from speakers positioned among the vines. “It soothes them,” Doffo said. “Plants are alive.” Read More

 

DOFFO GIFT CERTIFICATES

Give the gift of Doffo Wines to your favorite person. Gift Certificates are now available. Contact the winery directly to purchase one.
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DOFFO WINERY TOURS
We are pleased to offer a variety of winery tours to suit your taste. Enjoy one or all of them and you are sure to have a wonderful experience.

SELF-GUIDED WALKING TOUR
Free

Visit Doffo and stroll the grounds of our boutique vineyard. This self-guided tour begins in our tasting room where you will pick up your tour brochure. We have included interesting facts and places on the property we think you
will enjoy seeing.


There is no cost however, there are some limitations and restrictions so please be sure to call ahead (866.469.8466 | 866-4myvino ) or ask for more details in the tasting room.

MOTORCYCLE COLLECTION VIEWING 
Free
There is no cost for this tour. Simply check in at the tasting room and stroll to our MotoBarrel Room to view the MotoDoffo collection.  Open daily.

Sip and Tour
($65/person)

Vineyard Tour aboard our “Malbec Express", eco-friendly, Ferrari Style Bus. You will learn about our unique farming methods, why we play music in the vineyard, learn about the different varietals, and visit Marcelo’s incredible motorcycle collection. Your tour will end with a tasting of 5 premium wines. Enjoy!!!!

Weekdays: 11am and 2pm
Weekends: 10am / 12pm / 2pm / 4pm
* Tours are approximately 1 1/2 hours

Click here to email us with your appointment request. Be sure to include your contact information as well as top three dates and preferred times.
Sip and Tour Appointment Request

Or call for more information
866.469.8466 | 866-4myvino

 An Interview with Damian Doffo
The father and son team of Marcelo and Damian Doffo share winemaking duties at their family-owned Doffo Winery, and pride themselves on handcrafted wines through which they share their Argentine and Italian heritage. Both men share a passion for great wine and vintage motorcycles-the latter which they display in MotoDoffo, the family’s private collection of over 100 beautiful bikes from years past. Patriarch Marcelo was off on a business trip, so son Damian is profiled in this month’s “Meet Your Winemaker.”  We’re sure Dad would be proud!

Click Here to Read the Entire Interview 

2014 Honda Valkyrie Press Launch 

By Bryan Harley, Cruiser Editor, MotorcycleUSA.com

As part of the press launch of the 2014 Valkyrie, Honda had arranged a wine tasting at a local Temecula, California winery. Doffo Winery was just a few miles from Ponte Vineyard Inn, where we were staying for the launch. Little did we know what a treat Honda had in store.

Because spread out around the grounds of Doffo Winery is a wonderful collection of vintage motorcycles and scooters, around 150 total and growing. You see, Doffo patriarch Marcelo and his son Damian are huge enthusiasts. The two can often be found racing in the AHRMA series when they’re not attending to the winery. Even when they are, they can often be found in the garage tinkering on the latest bike they picked up at auction or on eBay. They have one of the most diverse personal collections of Ducatis on the West Coast, superbikes ranging from a 1985 Ducati MHR 1000cc to a 2007 Ducati 1098, many signed by racers or Ducati brass. One of my favorites was a 1959 Ducati 175 Sport with its wonderful “jelly mold” tank. The collection includes the rare and obscure, vehicles like a 1947 Cucciolo/Zopoli 48cc scooter and a 1947 Gilera Saturno 500cc. Honda was well represented as well, from modern sportbikes to an immaculate 1961 305cc Saturn Dream. Oh yeah, they make a pretty mean wine too, with the Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 receiving particular praise.

The MotoDoffo collection is a true gem. The public is invited to check out the motorcycles for free, but they’re only open on Thursday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. If you’re a gearhead and happen to be in the Temecula area, we highly suggest you pay the Doffos a visit.

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1947 PUMA PRIMERA (FIRST)  UNIDAD
MOTORIZADA (MOTORIZED) ARGENTINA
Just one of the many motorcycles in the MotoDoffo Collection.

TESTIMONIALS

4/8/14 - Anna T.  via Yelp
5 Stars

One of my favorite wineries in Temecula! FAMILY-OWNED!! Their selection of Reds is fantastic, they have the best Cab in the area ..hands down!  Also recommend the Mistura and if you can get your hands on it the Don Armando.

The tasting room is beautifully decorated with refurbished vintage motorcycles that the winery owner collects and clearly has a passion for along with his wines. The family is always there helping serve wine along with telling you great stories -you get a great sense of the love that was put into each bottle. The grounds are also beautiful...relaxing patio and music that the owner pipes into the vineyard for his grapes to listen to!

If you like great wine, great ambiance, and don't want to feel like you are in a commercial warehouse-type winery..this is the place for you!  It feels like coming home!

4/17/14 - Tamara S.  via Yelp
5 Stars

Best in valley for boutique, food, family owned and run. Keep up the good work  
Cheers

3/20/14 - Helen P.  via Yelp
5 Stars


Came in this weekend to pick up my wine selection, we belong to the wine club. Disappointed they were out of Zinfandel but that just means I'll have to come up again next month. Brittney our pourer remembered us from last time;very impressive. Took the Malbec and the port and will be back next to get the Zinfandel, my mother swears its the best she's ever tasted.  A nice lazy Friday spent here, where their family treats you like you are part of theirs

 
3/9/14 - Robert M.  via Yelp
5 Stars

I can only share our wonderful experience once again at Doffo! After a round of golf my dear friends and I  went to enjoy an afternoon at the beautiful Doffo winery and were greeted by Zulma and Marcelo. Zulma made us these amazing empanadas that everyone must try!!! Her hospitality and kindness went way beyond expectation!!! We ordered a few bottles of wine from this beautiful young lady by the name of Natalie, and I must tell you, her knowledge of wine surpasses all of the people I have ever met at all of the wineries I have been to in Temecula!!! You must all introduce yourselves to Natalie! She will definitely guide you in the right direction. Enjoy!!!

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 MOTO-BARREL ROOM

The Moto-Barrel Production Room is a private room that houses the Doffo
Motorcycle and memorabilia collection amongst our wine barrels.
This is the venue for our wine club festivities and it may be reserved
 for private wine club events. Call the winery for details
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