In 2001, Berton and Carol Bertagna planted their first vineyard in the yard of their Chico home. What started as a small trial, quickly developed into a spirited and rewarding journey. The vineyard slowly expanded to several locations and now encompasses a variety of crops including many different wine varietals. In January of 2016 Carol and Berton opened Almendra Winery & Distillery in Durham, CA. Over the past few years they have added a restaurant to the winery & distillery, where they take pride in using locally sourced products.
The Bertagna Family exemplifies spirit and winemaking artistry as they fashion a wide variety of locally grown wines as well their line of Monkey Face Spirits. Berton Bertagna has a long history of innovation and maintains an uncompromising and deep commitment to the environment, community and a high quality wine and spirit selection beyond comparison. Ranging from blends to varietals, these complex wines and spirits delight the senses and are sure to please even the most discerning palate.We invite you to explore our dynamic tasting room and experience the full flavor expressions of our wine and spirits.