J Dusi Wines

A family tradition with a new perspective.

  • About
  • Wines Produced
  • Events
  • Press & Accolades
  • About
    I was born and raised on the Dusi Vineyard where my grandfather Dante taught me the old world Italian style of winemaking.

    My family’s heritage dates back to the early 1920’s, where grape growing has been a craft that has deep roots in the Dusi family. The farming practices that were implemented by my great-grandparents eighty years ago, are still the standard that we follow today. The unique, hand crafted quality of J Dusi Wines results from my intimate involvement in every step of the process: working in the vineyard, driving the tractor, hand picking my own fruit, crushing the grapes and fermenting the juice from the bins to the barrels to the bottle. One thing that I know for sure; winemaking is part science, part art and 100% passion.

    I take great pride in blending tradition with progress. My family has partnered together to purchase other vineyards, with different grape varietals, so with an adventurous spirit, I am able to produce more hand crafted wines to highlight my “spice rack” in the cellar.

    My name is Janell Dusi. My true passion is Zinfandel. My label is J Dusi Wines. I am a farmer and I am a winemaker. I continue a legacy and also the dream: A family tradition with a new perspective.
  • Wines Produced
    Carignane
    Grenache
    Mourvèdre
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Grigio
    Port-Style
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Harvest Wine Weekend at J Dusi

    Fri – Sun | Oct 18 – 20, 2019
    Come celebrate Harvest 2019 with the Dusi Family! Visit with Janell and the rest of the family, taste current releases, and catch a glimpse of what’s happening on the crush pad or in the cellar. Hungry... View Event Details >

    Best of Paso Winemaker Dinner with J Dusi

    Fri | Nov 15, 2019
    Wine and dine with Janell Dusi from J Dusi Wines and Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines at Thomas Hill Organics for The Best of Paso Robles Winemaker’s Dinner! This exceptional, multi-course meal will... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Press

    • May 2019 | Dante Silvestro Dusi
    • Sep 2018 | Paso Robles 2016 & 2015: New Releases
    • Sep 2018 | Paso Robles in a Case – Some top picks from California’s answer to the Rhône Valley.

    Accolades

    • 2015 J Dusi Wines Fiorento Dante Dusi Vineyard , Jeb Dunnuck, Nov 2019, 89 points, Jeb Dunnuck
    • 2016 J Dusi Wines Zinfandel; Paper Street Vineyard , Jeb Dunnuck, Nov 2018, 92 points, Jeb Dunnuck
    • 2016 J Dusi Wines Mourvedre Cornflower Blue ; Paper Street Vineyard, Jeb Dunnuck, Nov 2018, 91 points, Jeb Dunnuck
    • 2016 J Dusi Wines Zinfandel Dante Dusi Vineyard , Jeb Dunnuck, Nov 2018, 88 points, Jeb Dunnuck
    • 2015 The Don, by J Dusi Wines, Paso Robles, CA, Vinous, Sep 2018, 91 points, Vinous.com
    • 2016 Paper Street Zinfandel, by J Dusi Wines, Willow Creek AVA, Paso Robles, CA, Vinous, Sep 2018, 93 Points, Vinous.com
    • 2017 Pinot Grigio, by J Dusi Wines, Paso Robles, CA, Vinous, Sep 2018, 88 Points, Vinous.com
    • 2015 J Dusi Fiorento, Central Coast Wine Competition, Jul 2018, Double Gold Best of Class
    • 2016 Paper Street "Cornflower Blue" Mourvedre, International Women's Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Double Gold Best of Class
    • 2016 Paper Street Zinfandel, International Women's Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Gold
    • 2017 J Dusi Pinot Grigio, Los Angeles International Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Gold Medal