RETAIL: The tiny Doffo Winery draws huge praise
by Laurie Lucas, The Press-Enterprise - January 24, 2013.
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
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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
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
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 Thursday and Sunday from 10am - Noon only
VIP GUIDED TOUR AND TASTING
Private vineyard tours with the Winemaker are available
by appointment. Enjoy a VIP private tour and learn more
about our vineyard, heritage and wine making techniques.
Start with a guided tour of our vineyard, production area and motorcycle collection. Enjoy a barrel tasting finished with a premium tasting where you will taste wines from the winemakers private selection paired with Italian hors d'oeuvres.
Please call for more information
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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
Doffo Winery blends tradition with history
By Connie George, Coachella Valley Beacon - January 2013
Combining old-world traditions with local history in a scenic setting, Doffo Winery in Riverside County’s renowned Temecula winemaking region is worthy of the 90-minute drive south from the Coachella Valley.
Established in 1997, Marcelo and Zulma Doffo, along with Marcelo’s son Damian, run the micro-boutique winery from a converted historic schoolhouse on 15 rolling acres. Their handcrafted wines are produced in small lots and based on the family’s Argentine and Italian heritage.
Damian Doffo conducts most of the winery’s tours and tastings for visitors. He began witnessing the process of winemaking at the age of 10, when his father first began experimenting with it in the family’s backyard. Read Entire Story Here
1947 PUMA PRIMERA (FIRST) UNIDAD
MOTORIZADA (MOTORIZED) ARGENTINA
Just one of the many motorcycles in the MotoDoffo Collection.
01/13/13 - Jamie K. via Yelp
The owner son Damion helped us out! He was great !
In 1999 was when they first planted and first harvested was 2002 with 7 tons of fruits. At first it was an impromptu winery and slowly the 4 car garage turned into a wine tasting area.
The inside of this wine tasting place is decked out in red motorcycle which matches the red wine :)
Tasting is $10 with whites and premium tasting is $20 with reds. Their are crackers that you can bite into between tasting to clean your palettes.
Why is this the best winery?
1) Good customer service - Damion was great & helped all of our friends out!
2) the WINE is unique and amazing! The different types of wine are all hand crafted and not massed produce.
Instead of crushing grapes with stems, they actually separate stems & grapes first, so that the bitterness of stems are not captured into the wine! It really made a difference.
The PORT wine is my favorite!! Usually my friends and I don't like port, but it's really good light & pairs really well with chocolate. They also have PORT chocolate, chocolate with port in the middle !!
3) The wine bottles are unique! A lot of them are hand dipped due to the uniqueness of their slanted bottles or different handles on their wine! They also hand dip the tops into gold wax which makes each bottle extremely elegant!
4) Chimichurri hand made by the mom is AMAZING!! our group of 10 bought their whole supply of chimichurri.
In other words, best winery in Temecula so good and yummy
Great handcrafted red wine
Great passion & love for their wine
Feels extremely homey because it's an Argentinian family owned business.
1/6/13 - Cheryl W. via Yelp
Greatest wine and winery in temecula. The family is great! Everytime I have been they are so informative and really have a passion for all they do.
Took some friends today that have never been and they fell in love with Doffo as well. Love this place!
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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