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About the winery

Pasquale (Pat) Del-Gatto is a fourth generation winemaker, hailing from Santa Croce, a small town of about 4000 in southern Italy, approximately 75km north of Napoli.  Pat's great-grandfather was the town's winemaker. All the townspeople would bring in their grapes to be processed and made into wine. Old world winemaking skills and secrets were handed down to Pat's grandfather and then to his father. Since the first plantings in 2002, Del-Gatto Estates has evolved into a grower of cool-climate grape varieties.  The disease resistant and cold hardy vineyard produces small case lots of exclusive, premium quality white, rosé; and red wines. Aged ports continue to be a sold out item, as are the full-bodied Baco Noir and Leon Millot.  Pat's winemaking philosophy is intuitive, thoughtful and rich with the history of his family.  The result is a wine with character; memorable and distinctly Italian. His Nonno [Grandfather] would be proud.

Production Level (cases)
Vineyard Size (Hectares)
Tasting room
May, June, October: Thurs-Sun 11-5pm/ Jul-Aug-Sept: daily 11-6pm/ Nov, Dec Sat & Sun 12-4pm/ Tastings:  $2.00 for 3 x 1oz samples
Either at the vineyard, or partner establishments: Fresh cold lunches available [sandwiches, salads, charcuterie] - patio is licensed for wine by the glass.
Self guided during regular business hours. Call ahead for large groups. No charge
Available exclusively in our store, or online for ordering
Wine styles produced:
Varieties produced:
Baco Noir
Frontenac Gris
Frontenac Noir
Petite Pearl
Pinot Noir
St. Croix

Wine Production Statistics

15 Wines
20 Vintages
11 Varieties

Wines from Del-Gatto Estates

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