The new Healdsburg cellar is now open
HEALDSBURG, CALIFORNIA, June 16, 2021 – Orsi family vineyards (https://www.orsifamilyvineyards.com/) is delighted to announce the opening of our first tasting room and dedicated cellar. Located just two minutes from downtown Healdsburg plaza and surrounded by 70 acres of vineyards, Orsi Family Vineyards is a family owned and operated winery featuring eleven Italian grape varieties grown on the estate and in limited production. From rare Italian grape varieties like Biancolella, Schioppettino and Negroamaro to more traditional Italian wines like Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Primitivo.
Our owner, Bernie Orsi, founded the family label ten years ago, however, this is our first adventure in a dedicated tasting room and cellar. “The key to starting a cellar is to never make more wine than you can drink! With this in mind, we limit our production to the fruits available and, in most years, only produce a few barrels of each wine. The grape varieties we offer have been chosen for their link with our family origins and the link of our estate with that of similar climates and growing altitudes of Italy. Rather than a large production of a few wines, we prefer to offer small batches of a wide range of Italian grape varieties. As we like to say, “Italian roots in the soil of Sonoma County”.
We started by planting Sangiovese and Montepulciano 25 years ago, followed in the following years by nine more Italian grape varieties: Biancolella, Fiano, Schioppettino, Negroamaro, Aglianico, Primitivo, Sagrantino, Nebbiolo and Barbera.
In addition to the Italian varietals grown on the Orsi Ranch in the hills above Dry Creek Valley, we have been growing grapes in Sonoma and Mendocino counties for over 30 years. With our vineyards planted on ten ranches in four appellations: Russian River Valley, Dry Creek Valley, Alexander Valley and Mendocino, other grape varieties planted include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon – all certified sustainable and all sold to prominent local winemakers for many years.
The tasting room is open from Thursday to Monday from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm. We recommend reservations, but welcome walk-ins. Orsi is an ideal destination for wineries, offering a wide range of beautiful venues for events of all sizes. There is ample off street parking and is just a half mile walk or bike ride from downtown Healdsburg.