Foppiano Vineyards sits on a 160 acre estate in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley, known as one of the most esteemed wine regions in the world. The family planted grape varieties that thrive in this temperate coastal region: Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, among others. Paul Foppiano, grandson of patriarch Louis J. Foppiano, manages the vineyard and maintains superior vineyard practices. With a great respect for the earth and old world family traditions, the Foppiano family farms their land sustainably by limiting pesticide use and providing the highest level of care. The goal is to nurture the vineyards so they continue to produce quality fruit now, and for years to come.


President and Vineyard Manager

Paul Foppiano is the grandson of patriarch Louis J. Foppiano and the 5th generation of this wine family to farm this land. Paul not only manages the vineyards but is company president and leads the team at the winery. Paul is very aware of the responsibilities that come with taking the reins of such an historic property and always keeps his father and grandfather in mind when making important decisions. This commitment to honoring those who came before him makes for something very special and unique that you don’t see often in the modern world. Paul’s life is devoted to continuing the traditions and respecting the historic influence his family has made in Healdsburg and the wine industry since 1896. Read Full Bio