RETAIL: The tiny Doffo Winery draws huge praise
by Laurie Lucas, The Press-Enterprise
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
Sip and Tour
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 finish with a Premium Tasting and cheese plate in the Moto-Barrel Room. 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
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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
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.
07/29/13 -Kristin R. via Yelp
I had no idea that this place was even there but I was referred by a friend who wouldn't stop raving about how great there reds are so I thought I would check it out. I have to admit that even though I am a wine club member at another winery Doffos reds were by far the best I have had in Temecula not to mention the staff was very knowledgeable and friendly! Jason explained the history of the winery and was very nice. I would definitely recommend Doffo winery!
7/24/13 - Lisa M. via Yelp
This was a small, intimate winery I visited with some friends who are members. There were some very nice surprises and unique flavors.
Tasting Fee: $10 or $20 for 5-6 tastes, Free for members
-Small intimate room that was moderately busy midday on a Friday in summer
-oyster crackers to snack on, chocolate with the port, homemade chimichurri (I bought a jar) and bread
-Our pourer wawas the daughter of the owner and served us throughout
-The owner came out and visited; always a nice touch
Wine: $25 -$100/bottle
Overall a nice variety of wines in beautiful bottles, of which I tasted the Viognier, Grenache, Mistura, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Port, orange cream liquor.
-One of the best cabernet savignons I have ever had, and I do not usually like cabs
-orange liquor was unlike anything else I have tasted.
7/9/13 - Cari G. via Yelp
I've been coming here for years. some of the best wine in the valley with one of the most comfortable, laid back atmospheres around.
7/6/13 - Patrick H. via Yelp
Very friendly staff in the tasting room. I liked most of their red wines and bought a bottle of the 2011 Syrah. Make sure to try the homemade chimichurri sauce.
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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