over one hundred years now, the Foppianos have been involved in the American wine
industry from their home ranch in Sonoma County's Russian River Valley. The story
of Foppiano Vineyards is a family epic and industry history. It is a tale which
confirms the value of perseverance and commitment.
Foppiano Vineyards was founded in 1896 by Giovanni Foppiano, a native of Genoa,
Italy. Giovanni emigrated from Italy to San Francisco in 1864, walking across
the isthmus of Panama en route. He hoped to find his riches in the gold fields
of California. It was Giovanni who founded Foppiano Vineyards after moving to
Healdsburg, California when his search for gold was unrewarding. He purchased
a working winery called "Riverside Farm" on the same land where today's Foppiano
Vineyards still stands and operates.
Foppiano Vineyards / 12707 Old Redwood Hwy. / Healdsburg, CA 95448 /