Our Wines

Gianni Buonomo Vintners nourishes the curiosity of the adventurous wine enthusiast. We feature rare, if not obscure, under-appreciated wines that are definitely not part of the American mainstream. For example, we’ve been making Blaufränkisch for the past 10 years. As esoteric as it might be in the US, it is no stranger at home in Central European countries like Austria, Czech Republic, Slovenia and Slovakia. We source our grapes from Washington State, but it’s also being grown in Upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California. Another exotic varietal we’ve had tremendous success with is Charbono – a darling of the Napa Valley, today there are less than 80 acres planted to this varietal.

Gianni Buonomo Vintners wines have consistently medaled in both domestic and international wine competitions every year, and we’re proud to produce unusual wines for those who are looking for a little more excitement from their wine.  For those who want a little more intrigue in their glass.



Our wines are all barrel-aged for a minimum of two full years in French Oak barrels. Then they are bottled and bottle-aged for at least another full year before being released. They are not rushed along at any phase. That luxury is something we have created and is a big reason our wines show so well and feature a loyal wine club following. 

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All of our white wines are made in stainless steel tanks off site in Lodi, California. This allows us to offer a wide variety of whites from the semi-sweet Symphony to the bone dry Albariño and the effervescent Gianni Spumante.

Two Mountian vineyards


We have the luxury of sourcing fruit from regions that we really like and from specific vineyards that we really love. For example, our winemaker Keith Rolle spent four years in Washington State studying for his Enology degree, interning at a winery and launching the Gianni Buonomo label. It’s these very grapes that lit the fire of interest and love of wine and making wine. Most of the wine we make today is from these same grapes we bring in from Washington.

Rolle also fell in love with the wines from El Dorado and Amador Counties in the Sierra Foothills. The Barbera from there is out of this world. It’s also where we get our Charbono, Nebbiolo, Aglianico and Petite Sirah.

The vineyard managers with whom we contract are past the phase of experimenting what varietals grow best at their location. They already know, and we reap the benefits of their experience and knowledge.