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Hand farmed.

From our vineyards to your table.

Cavaletti Vineyards produces vineyard-driven wines from Ventura, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara Counties. We partner with vineyards growing exceptional fruit from the cool coastal hills to the arid plains of the high desert.

We make limited production wines that are released directly to our mailing list customers twice per year.

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Rosé,   CALIFORNIA, USA

The 109 Mile Rosé

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Syrah,    CALIFORNIA, USA

The 109 Mile Syrah

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Recent Blog Posts

Budburst approaching and frost danger

During the last week in Santa Rosa Valley we've had five consecutive nights of frost and a bizarre quick snowfall. Despite this cold weather a few vines are starting to show signs of emerging from dormancy. The picture shows a bud from an early grape variety just starting to burst through the bud scale and emerge for the spring. The 2018 season saw a few blocks of Syrah start to emerge at the same [...]

Late Winter Rains Recharge Ventura County vineyards

There is nothing like natural rainfall to revitalize grapevines and we are receiving plenty this winter. The 2019 rainfall season has dumped almost 13 inches of rain on Santa Rosa Valley vineyards so far with no signs of the rain stopping. We are sitting at 152% of our normal rainfall for this time of the year and way ahead of the 2018 rain season which saw only 1.2 inches fall by February. Our local [...]

Grenache – under the radar alternative to Pinot Noir

Is it Pinot Noir or Grenache? I recently had the chance to join a blind wine tasting at a wine shop. I have no blind tasting superpowers, but was able to narrow down a lighter bodied and aromatic wine as being either Grenache or Pinot Noir. I guessed Pinot Noir. The wine was actually a 90 point Central Coast Grenache.  This experience got me thinking about how similar these varieties are. Two weeks later [...]

How do you know when to pick a wine grape?

One of the most common questions we get from customers is: "How do you know when is the best time to harvest your grapes?"  The short answer is either "experience," or "I'm not sure we ever really know that what we did was the best."  Neither is a particularly satisfying answer, so I thought I'd dive into the subject and try and offer some insights into how we go about making picking decisions.  The [...]