GIUSTI RANCH &
150 years ago the Giusti family immigrated from San Pelligrinetto, Italy to Sonoma County. It was then that the farming tradition began here in Sonoma County. Today, the legacy continues and has grown from where it began with olives and grapes transitioning over the years to prunes, cherries, apples and now back to its roots with grapes and olives.
In 2000 the family planted 9 of its remaining 22 acre Russian River Appellation ranch with clones 777, 667 & 115 Pinot Noir."
The family currently sells most of their grapes to the prestigious Kosta Browne Winery under the Giusti Ranch Vineyard designate. While the majority of the fruit from the Giusti Vineyard is sold to Kosta Browne, select rows are maintained for the family label, Via Giusti Wines.
In 2009 Kurt Giusti felt a call to honor and preserve the Giusti Family’s 140-year Sonoma County farming tradition and continue the family legacy, which as transcended into Via Giusti Wines. Wine making was a part of the family heritage, but only for personal use, Kurt would help and work in the family orchard, and at their apple juice plant, Giusti Apple in Sebastopol. To this day, Kurt splits his time between the family ranch, running the winery and managing overall ranch operations. Kurt takes pride in the fact that he is continuing the family tradition in Sonoma County agriculture, and is also growing the family brand by expanding into the wine industry beyond farming. “We take pride in our heritage and the efforts we put into each part of the ranch operations and the wine produced. I know that the attention to each detail makes all the difference in the quality of everything we do, especially the wines!” Salute!