ABOUT FOPPIANO VINEYARDS
Our premier location and foundation of core family values, has allowed us to produce quality wine for over 100 years. Since 1896, our sustainably-farmed vineyards have produced ripe, expressive fruit, enabling our award-winning wines to speak for themselves vintage after vintage. Our estate Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay vineyards thrive in the temperate climate of the Russian River Valley, an American Viticultural Area Louis J. Foppiano helped to establish.
RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PETITE SIRAH
As the family’s favorite wine, Petite Sirah has also become Foppiano’s flagship offering, known nationwide as one of the country’s top Petite Sirahs each vintage. Over the years, our Petite Sirah has gained praise from the wine press and from consumers for its high quality.
For many years, the Petite Sirah grape was used for blending with California’s “Burgundy style” wines. It was meant to add color, structure and body to the wine. As Foppiano used to make “Burgundies” during the first half of the 1900’s, it seemed only natural for us to begin making a single-varietal Petite Sirah wine, which we started doing in the mid 1960’s.