ITALIAN FOOD MINI MART AND WINERY TASTING!
Our Award Winning Reserve Wines are hand-crafted by the "Wine-Dad", Gus DeFalco offering a variety of red, white, and sparkling wines that are sure to satisfy your palate. Remember, Italian style wines go best with Italian style foods, so pair with your favorite DeFalco homemade Heat & Eat Italian Entree.
Indulge in the allure of Barbera, Italy's most widely planted and beloved red wine. First grown in Amador County's premium region in 1884, the old vines produce a lush, juicy texture with velvety nuances, making it a perfect match for Italian cuisines. Let the essence of this remarkable wine whisk you away to the picturesque vineyards of Italy.
An old Italian style blend of Primativo, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and Barbera, this red wine is full-bodied, rich and smooth with a kiss of American oak for a long, intense flavorful finish.
Take your dessert experience to new heights with our majestic red dessert wine! Upon the first sip, you'll be captivated by the bold and vibrant flavors of blueberry, jam, cherries, and figs.
Known as the grandfather of Zinfandel, transport yourself to Italy with Primitivo, which shares its lineage with Zinfandel. The Italian immigrants who arrived in Amador County during the 1850s brought these vines, resulting in old vine grapes that echo the earthy and rustic style wines of Italy. Enjoy Primitivo's perfect companionship with Italian foods and cheeses, as it delivers a true taste of the Mediterranean.
Chianti's main grape, embark on a sensory journey with Sangiovese, the mandatory varietal in all Chiantis and super Tuscan wines. Italian gold rush seekers introduced this revered red grape to California in the 1800s. L.A. Times hailed it as "The next grape of Destiny," allowing you to experience the earthiness of the Tuscan hills with every sip.
Known as California's grape and the grandchild of Primitivo, Zinfandel thrives in the heart of California, where 90% of all Zinfandel is cultivated. Italian immigrants brought these vines during the gold rush, and today, century-old vines still yield premium wines. In Amador County, you'll find some of the State's oldest vineyards, showcasing Zinfandel's full-bodied character with luscious notes of cherry and black pepper.
This white wine blend marries Charonnay, Pinot Grigio and Chenin Blanc. Each variety is individually harvested, gently creshed and cold fermented to preserve freshness and character, and retain the juicy fruit aromas. Together they make the perfect threesome.
These vinyards are bathed in cool pacific winds. Indulge in the extravagant pleasures in an opulant chardonnay like nothing you have ever experienced. The wine's brilliant gold color and luscious aromas lead to its deep layered flavors and full round mouth feel.
Indulge in an elevated after-dinner experience with our exquisite white dessert wine. Upon the first sip. you'll be greeted with a harmonious balance of sweetness and invigorating crispness.
Savor the delights of Pinot Grigio, Italy's favorite white and close relative of the esteemed Pinot Noir grape. Recognized as the second most beloved white wine in the USA, this varietal often bears the name Pinot Gris in California. Many Proseccos are also crafted from these grapes. Experience the refreshing, light-bodied nature, bursting with bright fruit flavors and zippy aromas. Open a bottle and revel in its youthful charm.
100% Chardonnay grown int he cool vineyards of California's north coast. The bright, fresh fruit is followed to the finish - crisp and clean. Made in Methode Champenoise tradition.
A blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the cool vineyards of California's north coast. Made in the Methode Champenoise tradition.
Step into the historic Amador wine region, where the legacy of the Gold Rush intertwines with the love of wine brought by European immigrants. Nestled in the California foothills, this unique region boasts vineyards and wineries that quenched the thirst of the 1850s gold miners and continue to produce exceptional wines today.
Amador County stands as a testament to the art of winemaking, representing only 1% of California's wine grape agribusiness. Surprisingly, over 30% of gold medals awarded in State competitions are bestowed upon wines crafted from grapes grown in Amador County. With more than 2,000 acres primarily dedicated to Zinfandel, along with remarkable examples of Barbera and Primitivo, this region embodies the essence of Italian-style grapes and wines.
Immerse yourself in the heritage, tradition, and unparalleled flavors of this remarkable wine country. Amador County's Italian Style Grapes and Wines await your exploration.