We love hearing from you! We've gathered a sampling of guest and member reviews below to give a sense of what to expect from Fortunati wines, membership and our tasting experience.
“If you want absolutely exquisite wines, that recently have been winning all the awards, at a winery that has yet to fully caught the attention of the wine tasting public (think Apple in the early years) then this is your place. Fortunati Vineyards wines are as tasty as the best cult wines, but still flying under the radar—so the prices are a steal for what you’re getting. The tasting experience is a relaxing, elegant; sit down education with a charming host. We say it’s a must do!"
“We opened a magnum of 2018 red Bordeaux last night of yours for Super Bowl party and it was awesome! It was perfectly balanced, mellow and nuanced. Delicious, and went with any type of food.”
- Tracy J., Belvedere, CA
"Owners Gary and Ellen really take Napa Valley wine tasting to another level. At Fortunati, you feel like family. The tasting experience is intimate and thoughtful. My wife and I can't recommend this place enough. We joined the family via the wine club! Super fair prices and top quality wine."
- Tanner S. Google Review (October 2022)
"A boutique winery with excellent wines, a fabulous tasting experience, and a beautiful setting. We wanted an exceptional, intimate experience and that is exactly what we got! Highly recommend!."
- Megan M. Google Review (September 2022)
“Ever since we were introduced to grappa during our travels to Verona and Venice, it's been one of our favorite digestifs. We tried many, many grappas back here in the states— and they all came up short. Then we visited Fortunati and tasted the grappa. It was just superb. The Fortunati Grappa has all the strength and the smoothness, not to mention the quality, of the fine grappas of Northern Italy— and I had not been able to find that for YEARS in the US. My wife and I both said at the same time – Verona, Italy (where amazing grappa is made)!
- Jesse O., Golden, CO (September 2022)
"Fabulous wine, gracious staff, incredible views. Did I say fabulous wine? Don't miss this boutique winery that only sells direct."
- Judy L. Google Review (August 2022)
"...a vineyard in the Loire Valley and drinking Bordeaux wine in Bordeaux, France. It’s almost as good as Fortunati! Almost!"
- Larry S., Snowmass Village, CO - writing to us from France (July 2022)
"One of the best family-owned vineyards in Napa Valley. The wines are award winning, reasonably priced and phenomenal."
- Marcia Lampman, shared on Facebook
“Our members raved over the 2018 Fortunati Signature Cabernet, and several members called out the 2019 Fortivo blend as their ‘best of show.’ Both reds were relatively young, so we decanted two hours prior to arrival, and by the time we started pouring they were showing well. The 2021 Pranzo Rose was the perfect greet wine to kick off our indoor picnic.”
- Dr. Wendy Howard, Alliance of Sommeliers of Central Florida (February 2022)
"The entire team was so kind and helpful from booking the reservation to the actual wine tasting. The views were breath taking and the vineyard was beautiful. Marc was so knowledgeable about each of the wines and what to pair it with. He kept us entertained and laughing. This was our first time in Napa and Fortunati Vineyards was our favorite wine tasting experience. We can’t wait to come back!"
- Fortunata B., Chicago, IL (Nov. 2021)
"Nice variety of wines selection to select from. Well made, well balanced wines. Well priced for the ultra- premium quality. Nice people behind the brand. Good story. Great tasting experience. Overall, wonderful.
Join the wine subscription if you're (fortunati) fortune enough to get some as I understand its fully allocated."
- Chuck S., Denver, CO (Sept. 2021)
"We have been drinking your 2015 and 2016 Cabs recently, and they are outstanding!"
-Mike J., SF Bay Area
Every day is a celebration with your wonderful wines."
-Steven L., Wilmette/Chicago
"Thank you for hosting my guests today! They literally enjoyed every facet of their Fortunati tasting-experience. So much so, they decided to join the wine-club. You all make my tours a customer “favorite”… with the privilege of taking my guests to such an intimate & boutique experience. Cheers!"
- Jim G., Driver in Napa, CA (Sept. 2021)
“Smoker is rolling, yard work is complete! Now time to settle in with one of the best Rose’ I’ve tasted! Thank you @fortunativineyards for the great experience!"
- @wardellhaywoodhomes on Instagram (Sept. 2021)
"We moved to Napa in the middle of the Covid Pandemic. We didn't know a soul in town, but just decided this is where we wanted to be. Soon after we moved we thought it would be fun to do a wine tasting. We didn't know anything about Fortunati but saw the sign on the fence one day while driving by. I'm fairly positive Ellen answered the phone and she was so gracious and welcoming. The next day we went for our tasting outside with Kat. The first sip of the Chardonnay and I was blown away. It was perfect, and for me that is hard to say because I'm not a huge white wine connoisseur. Our tasting continued, and we met Ellen and the dogs. It was just a charming afternoon on the patio. I could see in the future when things return to normal riding our bikes down for winery events, so we signed up to be members on the spot. I really appreciate the intimacy of the property, the quality of the wines are top notch, and every experience I have had has been wonderful. We just feel so lucky to have found you, and that you are so close to our house." - Courtney F., Napa, CA (Feb. 2021)
“We have been here to Napa 8-10 times and this is definitely my favorite. Thanks so much."
- Lee D., St. Pete, FL (Sept. 2020)
“I'm so annoyed! I really wanted to hate that last wine. And frankly, all subsequent ones. However, all were EXCELLENT, and I couldn't eliminate any from purchase. Sorry, I tried! Best winery, ever."
- Sheila R., Clevelend, OH (August 2020)
Fortunati Corporate Gifting Reviews
"Been getting some amazing thank you’s. Great presentation. Really appreciate your help, assistance, advice and follow up. Merry Christmas!" - Steve M. (2021)
"Thank you very much for the incredible follow up and customer service!" - Bob N. (2021)
"Thanks again for the update. All the effort and follow-up does not unnoticed by me." - Gerry R. (2021)
"Thank you all for your great customer service!" - Alex S. (2020)
"You guys are the best. Please reserve more Magnums for next year. Merry Christmas" - Tim H (2021)