A Century in the Making
“A Century in the Making” is how brothers Jim Del Bondio and Rich Poncia describe their wine making program. The Del Bondio Family’s Napa Valley vineyards are located on the rich lands they have owned since the late 1800s. A twenty acre Oakville vineyard with Estate Syrah and Chardonnay has been farmed for more than one hundred years and a thirty-one acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Rutherford for half that time. The love and care for the land is of utmost importance to the family and with the completion of the Winery in Rutherford, the family has realized their dream of producing organically grown estate wines from the amazing fruit they’ve been farming for more than a century.
Through four generations of growing practices and with the best organically grown fruit, Del Bondio strives to produce wines of exceptional quality for all those who drink a glass.
Del Bondio winery’s location in the middle of the Rutherford appellation is one of the most desirable in Napa Valley. The famous “Rutherford Bench” was a name given to distinguish the long, snaky alluvial band stretching along the west side of the middle of Napa Valley. This area is where many of the premier Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards are grown. Rutherford wines are associated with “Rutherford Dust” a quality of earthy, dusty, oaky flavor, which is very pleasing to connoisseurs of fine Cabernet wine. Del Bondio takes advantage of its excellent location by planting their acres in Rutherford with Cabernet Sauvignon and those in Oakville with Chardonnay and Syrah grapes.
Currently Del Bondio Wine Company produces three organically certified varietals: Oakville Chardonnay, Oakville Syrah, and Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.