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
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Grigio
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
  • Events

    Winemaker Dinner in Redondo Beach

    Mon | Jul 23, 2018
    Attention Southern California! We’ve got a winemaker dinner just for you. Join Janell for an unforgettable evening of Local, Rustic, Seasonal, DELICIOUS food paired with J Dusi Wines. View Event Details >

    The Best of the Central Coast Winemaker Dinner

    Fri | Aug 17, 2018
    Join us for an unforgettable dinner at Thomas Hill Organics! Hosted by Janell Dusi of J Dusi Winery, Austin Hope of Hope Family Wines,  Andy Niner of Niner Wine Estates & Rob Murray of Rabble Wine... View Event Details >
  • Press & Accolades
  • Accolades

    • 2016 J Dusi Wines Paper Street Cornflower Blue Mourvedre, International Women's Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Double Gold Best of Class
    • 2016 J Dusi Wines Paper Street Zinfandel, International Women's Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Gold
    • 2017 Pinot Grigio, Los Angeles International Wine Competition, Jun 2018, Gold Medal