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

    Tour & Taste in the Dusi Zinfandel Vineyard

    Fri | Mar 15, 2024
    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DUSI HISTORY, WE ARE OPENING UP THE OLD VINE ZINFANDEL RANCH FOR PRIVATE TOURS Tour will be 10am-noon and include wine tasting of 6 wines and light Italian bites. A guided walking... View Event Details >

    Pop Up Food Truck – SICHUAN KITCHEN

    Sat | Mar 16, 2024
    Dumplings, noodles, rice bowls, and more! Book your tasting reservation and we’ll see you there. View Event Details >

    WINE 4 PAWS WEEKEND – including a FOOD TRUCK!

    Sat – Sun | Apr 20 – 21, 2024
    Join us April 20-21 to raise funds for Woods Humane Society!  Order online or visit us in person – whether near or far, you can still participate.  Reservations are recommended. You’ll get to... View Event Details >

    FUSION FOOD TRUCK AT J DUSI WINES

    Sat | Apr 20, 2024
    Join us for Wine 4 Paws and some awesome food from Fusion Food Truck. Book your tasting reservation and check it out! View Event Details >

    FUSION FOOD TRUCK AT J DUSI WINES

    Sat | May 18, 2024
    Join us for some awesome food from Fusion Food Truck. Book your tasting reservation and check it out! View Event Details >

    Pop Up Food Truck at J Dusi Wines – SLO MELTDOWN

    Sat | Jun 15, 2024
    How about some cheese to go with that wine? We’ve got SLO MELTDOWN here with their ooey, gooey goodness. It’s like grilled cheese, but it’s like, the most AMAZING grilled cheese. Book... 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