Fults Family Vineyards is Middletown Restaurant’s Winery of the Month

There’s nothing like having the perfect wine to complement a delicious entree. At Manzanita Restaurant in the Twin Pine Casino and Hotel in Middletown, we pair Napa and Lake County wines with several courses at our Wine Pairing Dinners to show our guests what a big difference the right vintage can make.

In September we’ll be introducing those who aren’t yet familiar with Fults Family Vineyards to their spectacular wines. Our pairing dinner with a wine tasting menu will be on Friday, September 23, 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Reservations are recommended.

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About Fults Family Vineyards

Fults Family Vineyards is a family-owned boutique winery. Situated on the scenic banks of Clayton Creek in Lake County, California, the vineyard was founded on 150 years of Midwest work ethic, family values, and the love of fun.

Proprietor Dustin Fults developed his knack for hospitality while working at various fine-dining establishments in college. After moving to Northern California and familiarizing himself with the wines of Lake and Napa Counties, and the food and wine scene in San Francisco, he took a job in the tasting room at Guenoc Winery. Next, he indulged his interest in the vineyard side of the industry and became a sales consultant for a grapevine nursery. Following a stint at a family-owned winery in Napa Valley, he took a job with Langtry Estate and Vineyards, where he continues to serve as Hospitality Director for the 23,000-acre estate.

All of this experience proved to be the perfect background when a conversation with his father Kendall over a few bottles of wine produced the vision for his own vineyard. Dustin’s winemaking hobby quickly grew into a passion for producing great wine. And with the help of family and friends, Fults Family Vineyards was born. The newly constructed tasting room opened in late 2014, and Fults Family Vineyards had its Grand Opening in March 2015.

FFV Today

Today, Fults Family Vineyards produces a variety of delicious reds and two exquisite whites. One of the reds, known as the Wildfire vintage, pays homage to the firefighters who protect California’s incredible wildlands from fires, with a percentage of the purchase price of each bottle donated to firefighting organizations. The vineyard’s wines are available at the winery and also through a thriving Wine Club that offers tremendous benefits to members.

We’re excited to be serving Fults Family Vineyards wines at our Middletown restaurant.