About Fäsi Estate Winery
In 1999, Fäsi Estate set out to create a Syrah Vineyard in the San Joaquin Valley unlike any other in the region. The 42 acre “Vineyard 2000″ (V2K) is the culmination of this idea and is built around one very simple, yet unique concept: create an organically certified vineyard that marries the long traditions of wine grape growing while being good stewards of the land. This is why we are committed to only farming organically. In April 2012, Fäsi Estate acquired a boutique winery and tasting room and made it our current home located on the doorsteps to Yosemite National Park, in Friant, California, Madera County.
Wines from Argentina
With a strong love of the people, country, and particularly its incredible wines, in 2009 we invested in and became partners with Altocedro Winery in Argentina. Karim Mussi, Altocedro’s winemaker, is an incredibly outstanding wine craftsman and also a wonderful friend to the Fäsi family. Karim is creating internationally praised wines including some we are extremely proud to introduce under our new label, FӒSI ARGENTINA.
Meet the Fäsi Estate Team
Ralph P. Fäsi
“Quality and not quantity is our driving force, from grape growing to the bottle. Proudly we have won gold medals and even “Best of Class” accolades for every vintage produced to date.
Whether you’re just beginning to discover the world of wines or are a seasoned wine connoisseur, you’re sure to feel welcome as you taste our distinctive wines.”
“Hello friends! My story began in 2012 when I submitted my resume to the Fäsi family. They were looking for a local cat who could handle the “tough life” of living on the grounds of a winery overlooking the mountains and beautiful rolling hills of the Madera Appellation wine region. Luckily for them, I had been a winery cat all my life and they quickly brought me onto the team. My job at Fäsi Estate Winery is to assist the humans in making sure your experience on our grounds is a pleasurable one. You can find me lounging around under the covered patio, basking in the warm sun, climbing in the cork oak trees, or in the office helping the team with some computer work. If you take a photo with me during your visit, make sure you tag me on our social media pages using the hashtag #syrahatfew. I can’t wait to welcome you to my home at Fäsi Estate Winery!”
Greg, a Lodi native, and current enology student at Fresno State, has been around wine making for seven years. He has also been managing vineyards for the last three years. Greg completed the 2016 harvest season as our winemaker and is now our vineyard manager too. Greg enjoys the challenges that come with every harvest and believes that “mastering winemaking is all about balancing the combination of art and science.” He is eager to do his part to create quality wines from the Madera Appellation wine region and to meet the high standards that have been set by our previous wine makers. Greg is also looking forward to continuing to expand on our Fäsi Crest Syrah wines as well as our growing list of new varietals such as Petite Syrah, Charbono, and Cabernet Franc. We look forward to showcasing Greg’s wines in our tasting room in the near future.
“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures.” I can think of nothing better than enjoying a good bottle of wine, savoring delicious food, and spending time with those I love. It is a privilege for me to share our extraordinary selection of award-winning wines with all who come to unwind and experience the warm, inviting grounds of Fäsi Estate Winery.”
Tasting Room Host
“Whether you are visiting the area from out of the country or from our local area, you will truly enjoy your visit to Fäsi Estate Winery. From our beautiful serene setting to our award winning wines you are sure to find something memorable here. You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy with one of our wines and relax on our inviting patio. I look forward to assisting you with your wine experience.”
Tasting Room Host
“Having tasted wines all over California and parts of Europe for many years, I am confident that Fäsi Estate Winery is leading the way in establishing the Madera appellation as the next premier wine region of California. I believe that Fäsi Estate Winery has both the highest quality wine and the finest location in the region. Our wines offer unique characteristics from our local organic estate vineyards along the San Joaquin River as well as our new Argentine estate vineyards.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit us and enjoy our truly wonderful wines and our beautiful relaxing setting. Enjoy a glass on the patio overlooking the rolling foothills and grand peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains, then take a bottle or two home to enjoy with good friends and good food.”
Tasting Room Host
“A hidden gem’, that’s what you’ll find as you make the drive just east of Hwy 41 on Road 208. My goal is, to make your time at our gorgeous tasting room as relaxing as possible. Make the short drive up to sample Fäsi Estate’s Finest and decompress on our tranquil grounds.”