• WINEMAKERCHRIS FERRARA

    Deeply influenced by his Sicilian heritage, Chris creates Italian varietals that are old world, iconic and elegant.

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  • WINECLESI

    An earlier pick brings earthiness forward creating beautiful wines meant to pair and age; stumbling over their wild names is part of getting to know them.

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  • WINEFAMILY

    Son of Sicilian-American citrus growers, Chris and his family have farmed in California soil for over a century.

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Italian Wines Crafted on the Central Coast

Our passion for Italian-varietal wines grown in California has launched us on an incredible journey. Since there are no vitis vinifera varieties native to California, they are all from Spain, France, and Greece, why not make the wines you want to drink? Italian varietals bearing California’s stamp of terroir are elegant and balanced. Once in your glass, you’ll forget about the name or how to pronounce it because it doesn’t matter; it’s just a beautiful wine.

OUR WINES

Meet the Winemaker

Equal parts legacy, curiosity and culture, Chris brings his Sicilian-American farming roots, love of eccentric varietals and reverence for Italian culture into his winemaking process.

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The Clesi Wine Club

Join our wine club to receive beautiful wine twice annually that our winemaker Chris Ferrara likes to drink. Shipments go out twice annually - in the spring and again in the fall.

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Upcoming Events

MAY 2017
New Winery to Open

MAY 6, 2017
Wine Club Pickup Party

MAY 18-21, 2017
Paso Wine Festival Weekend

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Our Wines

Clesi Wines
Clesi Wines