Berryessa Gap Vineyards
WE ARE IMMIGRANTS, PIONEERS, FARMERS AND ENTREPRENEURS.
Berryessa Gap’s connection to the land runs deep with farming roots from both Spanish and German ancestry in historic Winters, CA in Yolo County. Dan Martinez, Sr., first-generation farmer of Spanish immigrants, planted apricots, almonds, prunes, and walnuts. He partnered with San Francisco winemaker and wine historian Ernest Peninou in 1969 to develop a grapevine rootstock nursery business, Yolo Hills Viticulture Society, supplying UC Davis-sourced grapevine rootstock to what would become renowned Napa and Sonoma Valley vineyards and beyond.
Steeped in family agricultural history in Winters, the winery operations began on Main Street in 2002 in the repurposed the old Winters Winery facility and is now the location of their expanded wine tasting room.