Fantesca Estate & Winery
Duane and Susan Hoff were college sweethearts. They juggled family and career for many years before deciding to find something they could do together as a family before the kids were all grown up. In 2004 they purchased a 53 acre parcel with 10 acres of wines and named it “Fantesca Estate & Winery.” In keeping with the strong female heritage of the property, Proprietor and Proprietress Duane and Susan Hoff chose the winery’s namesake as La Fantesca – a sexy, smart and strong-willed female character in the popular early Italian theatrical performances of Commedia dell’Arte.
Fantesca produces over 3,000 cases annually. Its portfolio includes Russian River Valley Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Fantesca Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, and a red Napa Valley Blend called All Great Things that is crafted by Heidi Barrett. Dubbed “The First Lady of Wine” by Robert Parker, Jr. she has received an unmatched five perfect 100 point scores.