The original developers of the Famighetti Vineyard property nicknamed it "Sorpresa--Italian for surprise." This word perfectly captures the feeling one experiences upon arriving at the vineyard after the trip up the long and winding drive. Upon cresting the hilltop, visitors are treated to both a stunning view of the immediate property and a one-of-a-kind, 360 degree view of the surrounding countryside.
In our time here, Sheila and I have found that this special place continues to deliver pleasant, unexpected "sorpresas" as the land, and the views it affords constantly evolve from season to season, day to day and even hour to hour.
creation of the terraced vineyard 1998
the terraced vineyard today