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Catano Winery

Making Red, White and Port-Style wines In Calaveras County
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The Short Version 
In 1990 Joe started planting a vineyard on a 40-acre parcel in Calaveras county. He planted only Portuguese varietals. In 2000 Joe started building what would become Catano Winery on the lower level and the family home up top. February 2001 Joe met Anna, asked her to be his wife in July and they entered wedded Bliss in December.  In October 2002 Joe and (8 month pregnant) Anna had their first harvest in their newly bonded winery.

All grapes are hand picked, pressed, bottled, and labeled by a very supportive group of family and friends. After a hard days work, they enjoy food and wine together!

Catano Winery created the brand name Quintetta because we primarily use 5 traditional Portuguese Port varietals: Tinta Cao, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Amarela, Tinta Roriz, and Tinta Barroca.  
March 2010:  It was sweet sorrow to close our tasting room in San Andreas.  We look forward to the next chapter in our Winery's story. 
"I am the Vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me, and I in him, he bears much fruit; for apart from Me you can do nothing."  
John 15:5 NIV
Catano Winery is a small, family owned and family run business that values tradition, respect and good wine.  We also value our customers.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.