The Fall Wine Club Shipments are coming soon!
The Wine Club allocation will be ready for club members on pick up
status, and those on ship status preferring to pick up, beginning October 20th..
Shipping of the new wines is planned to begin November 6th via UPS. If you need to update your information, please write us by October 18th.
The Fall Pick up Party is
scheduled for October 21st.
an appropriate name for this small winery and vineyard run by the
Gino and Joe Perata and their families. In Italian, Fratelli Perata
Perata Brothers. Brothers,
Gino and Joe Perata, rekindled the winemaking history of their father,
grandfather and great-uncle when they established their winery using
grown on their 31 acre vineyard. Sons of Italian immigrants,
and Joe learned winemaking at the knees of their father and
who produced hundreds of gallons of wine for family and friends while
in Camarillo located in Ventura County, California. Gino and Joe were
from the very beginning about the need for hands-on work to produce top
Gino was earning a master's degree in sociology at
University and making wine in his dorm room
when he met his wife, Carol. Carol grew up in the Seattle suburbs.
graduation and marriage, the Peratas were lured away from the halls of
academia by a desire to return to Gino's agricultural roots.
Gino and Carol became familiar with the Paso Robles area
up and down the coast between Washington and Ventura County. In 1977,
brother Joe, they purchased the Arbor Road site of their
and winery. After much consideration, the Peratas chose
hilltop site over others because of the sunny
by Pacific breezes.
The Peratas' initial plantings included
Zinfandel for Gino and
Joe's father who loved his 'Zingarella.' Their 31 acre
established in 1980, is completely hand-worked
and hand-harvested. Carol
says, 'our grapes are cultivated for small berry
produces less tonnage, but a higher skin to pulp ratio for rich
which give our wines a fuller flavor.'
From the beginning the Peratas followed the
philosophy of Gino
and Joe's father, who believed in stressing the plants to
lower crop yields for the most intense fruit. "Buoni Amici"
"good friends" and Gino, Joe and Carol are the best of friends and
that friendship to all those who visit the winery.
Now, Fratelli Perata, the Perata brothers, along with Gino's wife
produce high quality estate wines highly prized for their intensity. We
hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.Their life is one of friends,
family and wine. This website will try to bring you the flavor of our
life and history. Come along with us on our journey.