Cante Ao Vinho Vineyard and Winery in Wheatland CA
Like many, Frank and Tom believe that great wine starts in the vineyard. If you take a trip out to the Cante Ao Vinho Vineyard located in Wheatland across from Camp Far West Lake, you will most likely find Frank and Tom carefully tending to the vines. Whether picking, pruning or any other various task the vineyard requires, it is truly a labor of love for the Farinha brothers. Many hours have been spent debating and testing each of the brother’s methods to see which will produce the better wines, resulting in the award winning wines that continue to get better with each vintage.
One of Frank and Tom’s favorite things about the vineyard is the variety. Vines that originated from around the world grow in the Cante Ao Vinho vineyard, including Tinto Cao and Touriga Nacional from Portugal, Tempranillo from Spain and Nebbiolo and Sangiovese from Italy, Syrah and Petite Sirah from France, just to name a few. All red wines currently offered from Cante Ao Vinho are estate grown, with the exception of Malbec. Because of the warmer summer temperatures in the hills of Wheatland, Cante’s white wine grapes are sourced from the Sacramento Delta area. To keep up with demand, Cante Ao Vinho also manages, procures and sources grapes from various vineyards within Placer County.
Winemaking at Cante Ao Vinho is a family and friend tradition. With Frank and Tom at the helm, they rely on the help of family members, longtime friends of the brothers spanning all the way back to elementary school, and dedicated wine club members that offer up their valuable time to help in the wine making and bottling process.
Frank and Tom aspire to produce the best quality wines while staying true to the old world style of wine making, focusing on grape quality and traditional wine making practices. The brothers will both tell you the best part of making wine is sharing it with family and friends, old and new.
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Wine Club Members receive invitations to visit the Cante Ao Vinho Vineyard and participate in the wine making and bottling process. That is just one of the many benefits including discounts, exclusive member events and more.
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