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By Jeff Pack

Motorcycle speed meets wine patience at Doffo Winery


Last updated 10/12/2018 at 1:05am


Damien, left, once served as his father's winemaker assistant and now serves as the winemaker and general manager of Doffo Winery. Founder and owner Marcelo Doffo retired from the winery at the end of 2015 but can still be found at the winery and his MotoDoffo museum.

The fact that Doffo Winery was never supposed to be isn't a unique story in the Temecula Valley. The fact that the winery is one of the most unique in Temecula Wine Country certainly is.

"It was not my original intention to have a business here," Marcelo Doffo, owner of Doffo Winery, said. "The vineyard was for my personal consumption."

Before long, Doffo's experience in home winemaking indeed did turn into a business – a long way from the car industry in Orange County where he owned two used car dealerships and three auto body repair shops.

"I came to the States in the mid-1970s and I...

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