Antique motorcycles hang above the red wines at Doffo Winery, Temecula, California
Do motorcycles and wine mix? At Doffo Winery in Temecula Valley they do. Just 60 minutes from San Diego, Temecula Valley is southern California’s largest wine producing region by volume. One of the finest wineries there is Doffo Winery, which creates exceptional hand crafted wines, and has been featured in Forbes.
In 1994, Marcelo Doffo, purchased an old cattle ranch in Temecula and planted his first vines. Marcello had owned a collision repair body shop and was passionate about restoring motorcycles. Today, the tasting rooms of Doffo Winery are decorated with 253 motorcycles and scooters from around the world. Marcello’s son, second-generation winemaker, 37-year-old Damian Doffo, is the CEO and Damian’s two sisters also work at the winery. All three, passionate about wine and bikes, ride around Southern California racing vintage motorcycles.
Doffo Winery’s total production sits at about 6,000-8,000 cases annually, depending on the harvest. They have gone as small as 100-bottle runs as they’d rather bottle an incredible wine even if it’s only 100 cases as opposed to blending it out to make more…