1856 – The Beginning
Adolph Siot, a French immigrant, was the first to plant wine grapes and build a winery in Templeton, CA
He purchased a 140 acre property in 1891, and planted fruit trees and grapevines from which he made wine.
1908 – The ROTTA era
Joe Rotta, migrated from Italy in 1905 and later acquired the vineyard and winery from Siot.
1920’s – Prohibition
Clement Rotta purchased the vineyard and winery from his brother Joe in 1922 ROTTA Winery continued operation by producing sacramental wine for local churches as well as grape juice
Rotta Winery, founded in 1908 by the Rotta Family, is the only remaining family owned “original” winery in San Luis Obispo County. Mike Giubbini, grandson to the Rotta Family, Steve Pesenti, grandson to the founders of the Pesenti Winery (1934) and Mark Caporale of Napa, have combined their talents to “bring back to life” the historic and rustic winery.
Today, Rotta Winery, just as in days of old, specializes in premium red and white wines along with flavorful and distinct dessert wines.