Good news! San Luis Obispo County and the County Health Officer allowed winery tasting rooms to reopen--AGAIN! We will announce an opening date soon.
PLEASE NOTE THAT APPOINTMENTS MAY NEED TO BE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.
Per guidelines, we do not encourage anyone to travel outside of their county for purely leisure purposes. However, if you happen to be in our area, we will happily serve you some wines.
Tastings will look very different from how they were back before COVID-19. Please bear with us as we navigate new waters. We will be observing the following requirements to keep everyone safe:
We will be wearing masks and doing all of the required cleaning and distancing ourselves. Hand sanitizer will be available for your use throughout your visit.
Appointments are available from 10 am to 4 pm. To schedule an appointment please use the link below:
We are still open for curbside pick up and online ordering as well. Please order at the link below and schedule your appointment for pick up above. Please mention that you would like to pick up the wines in the “special instructions” and we will remove the shipping cost and have the wines ready for pick up at your appointment.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact us by phone 805-835-9117 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your patience with our new rules and look forward to seeing you. We hope everyone stays safe and healthy.
PLEASE STAY IN YOUR VEHICLE WHEN PICKING UP
those of you not close enough to pick up, we are shipping wine as long
as the weather will permit. You can place an order at the above link
and we will process and ship it as quickly as possible. In an effort to
prevent the possible spread of COVID-19, our shipper has placed a 24
hour quarantine on all incoming wine. This has extended many of our
delivery estimates. Please be patient with the delivery as we all try
to do our part to flatten the curve.
Gino was earning a master's degree in sociology at Washington State University and making wine in his dorm room when he met his wife, Carol. Carol grew up in the Seattle suburbs. Following 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 during travels up and down the coast between Washington and Ventura County. In 1977, with brother Joe, they purchased the Arbor Road site of their vineyard and winery. After much consideration, the Peratas chose this hilltop site over others because of the sunny climate cooled by Pacific breezes.
The Peratas' initial plantings included Zinfandel for Gino and Joe's father who loved his 'Zingarella.' Their 31 acre vineyard, established in 1980, is completely hand-worked and hand-harvested. Carol says, 'our grapes are cultivated for small berry size. This produces less tonnage, but a higher skin to pulp ratio for rich extracts 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 produce lower crop yields for the most intense fruit. "Buoni Amici" means "good friends" and Gino, Joe and Carol are the best of friends and extend that friendship to all those who visit the winery.