” I had the pleasure of visiting your winery last month and wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed myself. I am from Davis, CA near Sacramento, CA and belong to a number of wine clubs in Napa and Sonoma Valley. Being a bit of a wine snob I didn’t know what to think when my mother-in-law suggested we go wine tasting while on vacation in Rancho Cucamonga. But sure enough I was quickly put in my place! Your wines were balanced and simply delicious, and your Fondante Ciello chocolate dessert wine was magic! We Northern California wine lovers often think our wines are unbeatable, but I am amazed and delighted at how often small, family owned wineries, such as your own, can produce wine of such high quality while delivering a wine tasting experience that is relaxed, professional, and truly enjoyable! Thank you so much for reminding me that good wine isn’t about a label, region, or brand name, but rather what makes wine superior is that it is made by people who love their work and appreciate the wine making process. God bless you all and I hope to visit you again soon!”
“Opened a bottle of Deux Monde 2003 last evening. It was given as a gift from my family. It was delightful. Complex blend, medium bodied, with depth. Good effort! We, in Sonoma County appreciate good wine wherever we find it! I owned a winery in Temecula once upon a time. Familiar with Cucamonga. If you don’t use those grapes they won’t survive the developers interests!”
“I was introduced to your winery while living in the Ontario area of the Inland Empire over 14 years ago. I moved from the area to the Sierra Nevada region of Northern California 12 years ago. My affinity to the J. Filippi Winery has remained very strong through my Wine Club Membership, which I have sustained for nearly 5+ Years now. I so enjoy my quarterly shipments (and being a major wine snob of the Napa, Sonoma & Temecula wineries) I truly find that the reds, speciality wines from J. Filippi Winery are the absolute best that I have ever tasted! My all-time favorite wine is the beloved “Rochelle” that you put out between 1998-2001. I have one signed bottle aging for a truly significant life event!
When I travel to the area (I have family in Fontana, less than 2 miles from your establishment) I come visit, just so my aunt & I can taste & I can come see you all in person!
Truly a world-class winery in my book!”
“My name is Dianne, one of your longtime wine club members. Several months ago I emailed you to tell you about a bottle of your 1998 Vintage Rochelle that I have been aging since 2000 when I purchased this bottle from the winery on a visit to the Ontario area to see family.
Your response back to me was to decanter soon as the wine may have already gone bad. I was waiting for the appropriate special occasion to do, which occurred today when my father passed away from complications due to Alzheimer’s Disease.
I only wanted to email and report that the bottle did NOT spoil-in fact, I am enjoying the best glass of red wine that I have been privledged to drink in the last 13 years as a customer of your establishment-a true testament to the quality of your wines!!!
Thanks for making the hardest day of my life all that much sweeter with one of the finest vintages known–Salut!!!”
“Just a note to say how much my husband and I enjoyed your pick-up party! And all the wine is yummy! The caterer’s had a wonderful supply of appetizers, and will keep their name on file for future use. Also wanted to say thank you for having this party on Sat night. We live in Long Beach and have never been able to make it on a Fri pm. Keep up the good work!”
“Thank you so much for the notification (Sept. Vintner’s Club pickup party – beach theme). We are in Tucson, Arizona so unfortunately will not be able to experience A Day At the Beach but we are anxiously anticipating enjoying the great wine from your Winery and the gorgeous country of Rancho Cucamonga. We so much enjoy your winery and the Rancho Cucamonga area and hope to return for another visit soon. Thank you again. You guys are terrific. Your wine is awesome. We particularly like the sweeter wines. Please keep us updated on events etc that occur at the great J.Flippi Winery.”