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
    Mourvèdre
    Petite Sirah
    Pinot Grigio
    Red Blend
    Red Rhône-Style Blend
    Rosé
    Syrah
    Zinfandel
  • Events

    Food, wine, and cheese!

    Fri | Jul 19, 2019
    Have you heard of the new pop-up Cheese Trailer?? But wait, there’s more than just cheese! LouLou Cheese Girl will be here with 3 gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a salad with peaches... View Event Details >

    Food, wine, and cheese!

    Sat | Jul 20, 2019
    Have you heard of the new pop-up Cheese Trailer?? But wait, there’s more than just cheese! LouLou Cheese Girl will be here with 3 gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a salad with peaches... View Event Details >

    Food, wine, and cheese!

    Sun | Jul 21, 2019
    Have you heard of the new pop-up Cheese Trailer?? But wait, there’s more than just cheese! LouLou Cheese Girl will be here with 3 gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a salad with peaches... View Event Details >

    Gourmet Food with LouLou Cheese Girl

    Fri | Jul 26, 2019
    LouLou Cheese Girl is in the house again! LouLou Cheese Girl and her trailer of cheesy delights will be here ALL WEEKEND starting FRIDAY, 11-5. 3 different gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a... View Event Details >

    Gourmet Food with LouLou Cheese Girl

    Sat | Jul 27, 2019
    LouLou Cheese Girl is in the house again! LouLou Cheese Girl and her trailer of cheesy delights will be here ALL WEEKEND starting FRIDAY, 11-5. 3 different gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a... View Event Details >

    Gourmet Food with LouLou Cheese Girl

    Sun | Jul 28, 2019
    LouLou Cheese Girl is in the house again! LouLou Cheese Girl and her trailer of cheesy delights will be here ALL WEEKEND starting FRIDAY, 11-5. 3 different gourmet grilled cheeses, cheese plates and a... View Event Details >

    Alla Vostra Salute! To Your Health – CHEERS!

    Sat | Aug 10, 2019
    Alla Vostra Salute! Which means “To Your Health – Cheers!” Join the Dusi Family for a unique “Make Your Own Label” event. Roll up your sleeves and get those creative juices flowing.... View Event Details >

    Hungry Mother Food Truck at J Dusi

    Wed | Aug 14, 2019
    Ready to get your grub on at J Dusi?? Hungry Mother Food Truck will be here all day – come by for lunch and enjoy with a taste, glass or bottle! View Event Details >

    Hungry Mother Food Truck at J Dusi

    Thu | Aug 15, 2019
    Ready to get your grub on at J Dusi?? Hungry Mother Food Truck will be here all day – come by for lunch and enjoy with a taste, glass or bottle! View Event Details >

    Hungry Mother Food Truck at J Dusi

    Fri | Aug 16, 2019
    Ready to get your grub on at J Dusi?? Hungry Mother Food Truck will be here all day – come by for lunch and enjoy with a taste, glass or bottle! View Event Details >

    Celebrate our Anniversary over Labor Day Weekend!

    Sat – Mon | Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2019
    Come by J Dusi over Labor Day and help us celebrate 6 years at the Tasting Room! Three days of fun will include wine AND merchandise specials, as well as live music and food. LouLou Cheese Girl 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