J Dusi Winery

J Dusi Winery, Paso Robles: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, J Dusi Winery Reviews: 4.5/5

J Dusi Winery
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urbanetraveler
Los Angeles, CA142 contributions
STUNNING setting to sip wine!
May 2021
I am a fan of the J Dusi rose. Rose all day, as they say! Don't miss this vineyard and a chance to sip wine in a STUNNING setting! It is one of my favs.
Written June 4, 2021
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Dan B
Glendale, CA19 contributions
Great Value
May 2021
One of 9 wineries we visited on our recent trip to Paso (first time). Pleasant experience. Zin blends excellent taste and value (all reds were $42.00). Low-key, pleasant setting. Drank the 2017 Fiorento our first night home. PNP and paired well with jalepeno sausages. Expect to continue to buy from them.
Written May 22, 2021
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tojo25Visalia
Springfield, IL59 contributions
A hands-on owner/winemaker
Nov 2020
Owner Janelle Dusi is truly hands on! Not only does she make great wine (she made her first wine at age 12 and got honorable mention!) but she ensures that every guest has a first class experience tasting the Dusi wines. The last two times we have been there she has personally carried out the case of wine to our car and also greeted us and served us when we arrived! She is a success story as a business woman because of her hard work, her knowledge of wine making, her high standards of friendly customer service and the constant improvements she is making to the winery. Way to go Janelle. Keep up the good work!
Written November 3, 2020
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Elizabeth131313
Redlands, CA7 contributions
Great Experience!!!
Oct 2020
J Dusi is one of our favorite wineries! Their wines are delicious, the team is always so friendly and the setting at the tasting room is beautiful!!! A lovely way to spend part of your day.
Written October 20, 2020
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shannon u
South Milwaukee, United States8 contributions
Nearly 100 years of vines = great wine!
Oct 2020
No matter the limitations due to Covid, J Dusi ensured we had a fabulous time. Hearing about the history and planting of vines since 1924, added to the depth of the reds we experienced. The Zinn tasted like experience and velvety pepper taste made us buy more than 1 to take home. Do not miss this!
Written October 18, 2020
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KSSeaB
Henderson, NV2,102 contributions
Wines aged in stainless steel, not oak
Oct 2020
Tastings are $20 per person but we spent nearly $400 on wines, so we were not charged any tasting fees. Because we bought a case, we got 10% off our the wine purchases.

All of their red wines are $42; whites are $20.

We were not initially given a Tasting Menu. We were expected to download it from the scan thingie which didn't work on either of our cell phones. We therefore requested and were given a paper Tasting List.

Obviously, we liked the wines which are aged in stainless steel barrels, not oak. From this I learned that the reds that I don't normally love (Zin, Syrah and Petite Sirah), I do like when they have been aged in s/s. Apparently, for those varietals, I prefer the less complex wine that comes from s/s barrels.

Arnie was very knowledgeable and personable. With each wine he poured, he gave us tips on food pairings. When we concluded our business, he carried the case of wine to our car for us, which we very much appreciated as I can't carry anything heavy and my husband was on his cane that day, leaving him with only one free hand.

The Tasting Menu included five wines but the pours were really small.

Suggestion: Provide guests with a carafe of water and and paper cups (as Dubost Ranch Winery does) so that we can rinse out the wine glasses between pours.

They have a nice little gift shop.

I had originally thought I'd do a 5-star review but the next day we went to Dubost and ordered the best Cheese Board I've ever had in my life; and it was only $10. When I think back to our wine tasting experience at Eberle in August, I have to acknowledge that this (J Dusi) just wasn't much fun. I don't know how Dubost and Eberle were able to make tastings fun, but J Dusi failed to deliver on fun. It was more ... I don't know; more business, less fun; almost a sterile experience. (Emotionally sterile, if that makes any sense.)

We will enjoy the wines we bought and will no doubt return some day. We typically visit the area once or twice a year. We liked the wines but J Dusi did not climb to the top of our "favorite wineries" list.
Written October 6, 2020
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Marius P
Raleigh, NC168 contributions
Pretentious and unfriendly
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had heard a lot about this winery and were excited to try it. It has a small outdoor seating area surrounded by all of their vines. But other parts of the facility has room to seat larger parties. It is a pet friendly place and has a cute lab that walks around patrolling the grounds. It’s a place where you can bring your own food and enjoy your tastings. But the tasting is where we ran into a little trouble. We did the Wine Line, where we were shuttled from winery to winery for a certain price and our tasting was included. We got the feeling that we were being rushed through our tasting because of that status. We were given very quick, short explanations of the wines and we were not offered a chance to revisit any of the wines. The wines were a bit pricey compared to other vineyards in the area but it was the service that left a bad taste in our mouths.
Written October 4, 2020
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patriciarP514MV
Pismo Beach, CA9 contributions
AWESOME
Mar 2020
Absolutely the best. The best wine, atmosphere and service. Janell and her crew never disappoint. Simply the best!
Written March 24, 2020
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Lezlie H
Madera, CA33 contributions
EXCELLENT!!!
Mar 2020
Visited J Dusi with 12 college friends. All of our group thoroughly loved the wine. I chose J Dusi for my friends to experience as I am a Club Member. This winery is my go to place for Pinot Grigio. The best ever! The setting is casual and the servers are super.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jerry L
Snoqualmie, WA107 contributions
Good Wine and Service
Feb 2020
We headed here after a couple of other wineries because there was a high-rated food truck there on Saturday. The tasting room was packed, and it was too cool and windy to sit outside. One of the staff (sorry, forgot your name) brought us into the barrel room so we could eat and taste. The wines were all wonderful, and the history of the winery interesting. We left with a few bottles and a glow from the hospitality we enjoyed. Tacos from Hungry Mother a real bonus!
Written February 26, 2020
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