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Rosa d'Oro Vineyards

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Rosa d'Oro Vineyards and winery is owned and operated by the Buttitta family. We focus on the production of old-world Italian wines of the highest quality made from our own sustainably farmed vineyards. In the Italian tradition we also produce our own orchard-grown olive oil.
We began planting olive trees in our vineyards in 2000 and four years later we had our first production run of estate grown extra virgin olive oil from our pendolino, maurino, frantoio, leccino, corotina and arbaquena olive trees. Our olive oils are sold exclusively in our tasting room, located in the historic First Bank Building at 3915 Main Street in downtown Kelseyville, CA. It features a handcrafted walnut tasting bar and a small, unique gift shop inside the original bank vault.
3155 Merritt Road Lake
95451 Kelseyville, CA
United States
Phone: 707-279-0483
First Year in Business
Grower and/or Producer
We grow olive trees

Planted in 2000: 50 Leccino, 30 Frantoio, 10 Maurino, and 10 Pendolino trees. Planted in 2001: 100 Arbequina trees. Planted in 2002: 10 Coratina, 5 Frantoio, and 5 Leccino trees.
We produce olive oil

Our olive oil is milled at the Kelseyville Olive Mill, 5625 Gaddy Ln. Kelseyville, Ca. 95451.
Name Nick Buttitta
Company Rosa d'Oro Vineyards
It was my pleasure to spend 1974-84 operating our family ranch in Sonoma County and selling wine grapes to vintners such as Sebastiani, Souvereign, Korbel, and Seghesio. It was while delivering grapes to Simi Winery that Zelma Long, their winemaker at that time, suggested that we make wine from our own grapes. Her suggestion gave birth to the dream. Well, time went by and a lot of things happened, but dreams die hard. Moving to Lake County in 1991 provided the welcome opportunity to pursue viticulture again, and my constant experiments with home winemaking only strengthened my dream of building a fully licensed winery devoted to quality and tradition. I am very proud that every member of the family has given of their time to help this dream come true. Everything from planting, pruning, picking, even placing the label, has been a family effort. Our wines are carefully crafted with a grower's eye, allowing the true personality of each varietal in our location to shine through with nature guiding the process. Many people say that this is a lot of work, some think it would be fun. All I can say is: We are very passionate about what we do.