Dillian Wines is an award-winning, family-run winery specializing in Zinfandel, Barbara, and Primitivo established in 2003 and located in Amador County, CA.
Tom Dillian is a fourth generation Amador County farmer. His great grandfather, Alessio Dal Porto, first purchased this land in 1917. Tom, his twin brother Bill, and older brother, Jerry, replanted the original vineyard in Zinfandel grapes in 1972. At a young age Tom learned the business of grape growing and winemaking while working from his father, Mike D’Agostini, at the historic D’Agostini winery. Here, Tom developed a passion for the business that has stayed with him through the years. Using the knowledge he gained in his youth, Tom managed several vineyards for local grape growers while continuing to farm his own ranch.
In 1991, he began making wine from the fruit of the Dillian ranch. The home winemaking ventures became more and more successful in the following years. This planted the idea in Tom’s head of one day owning his own winery and continuing the legacy handed down to him from his father. In December of 2003 that dream became a reality as Dillian Wines opened its doors.
Tom’s son, Thomas, became very excited by the project his father was undertaking and decided to jump in with both feet! He quickly soaked up as much winemaking knowledge as he could from his friends, family, and peers in the wine industry and developed his own winemaking style. That wine making style would end up resonating with the palates of many Amador county wine tasters and wine experts alike as Dillian Wines has now been awarded many Gold medals, including two time Amador county winery of the year and has grown their wine club to over one thousand members.
$5 tasting fee includes all wines on tasting menu. Reserve wines for Wine Club members only. Fee waived for WC members.
This winery allows well-behaved dogs on their property.
This winery offers event space on their property. Learn about hosting weddings, private parties, company meetings or custom events.
This winery is known for and popular with consumers for its Great Service and friendly staff.
This winery is popular among visitors for its outdoor patio. Sip and swirl your wine while enjoying a beautiful patio setting.
This winery offers a wine club that you can join.
This winery offers wine tastings on the property either by walk-in or appointment.
- Dry Red Wines
- Dry White Wines
I’ve never been to a tasting room where I liked every single wine on the tasting menu. These wines are so smooth and well-balanced. Definitely the best wine I’ve tasted in a long time!
Dave we couldn’t agree more. Thanks for your review, the Winetraveler community greatly appreciates your insight!
So, I can show up on Friday and taste your wines without a problem, correct!
Gene we highly recommend calling the winery ahead of time, given the current COVID situation and to make yourself aware of any conditions they may currently have regarding visitation.