The Rotta tasting room and winery is located in the Templeton hills, and features a unique blend of history and modern winemaking technology. One thing that’s definitely staying is the old redwood sign with “Rotta Winery” neatly hand stenciled in white paint. “I painted that sign when I was ten years old,” remembered Giubbini.
The 20-acre Rotta estate vineyard has 15 acres in Zinfandel and five in Cabernet Sauvignon. Until 2002 — the first that Giubbini kept the fruit for the Rotta label — the grapes went into the wines of nearby Castoro Cellars, where the Zinfandel enjoyed a prestigious “Giubbini Vineyard” designate label.