Dolinsek Ranch (Frati Ranch)

Russian River Valley
Current Owner
Jim Dolinsek

Bedrock Wine Co., Portalupi Wine

Historical Producers

Joseph Swan, Mara


From the Bedrock Wine Co. website:

“The oldest vines, planted in 1910, are roughly 70% Zin, and the rest is made up of Alicante Bouschet, Tempranillo, Petite Sirah, Teroldego, and a few mysterious others.

When the father of Angelo Frati planted vines on a north-facing hillside of Sandy Goldridge loam in the heart of the Russian River Valley back in 1910 he had no idea how happy he was going to make a young winemaker 99 years later. The vineyard yields tiny quantities of intense fruit. It is this unique combination of fast-draining soils, cool climate, and interplanted varietals that allow the wines from Dolinsek Ranch to be utterly distinctive … The vineyard is carefully tended by the Dolinseks, who purchased the property a decade ago and have helped ensure the vineyard thrives for years to come.”