About Portalupi Wine

At Portalupi we define “Cal Ital” as the ultimate modo di vivere, honoring Old Traditions while inspiring a certain magic, spirit and rich texture within our everyday lives. We invite you to experience our Cal Ital lifestyle . . . a celebration of life and love!

Our Famiglia!

Tim Borges


Jane Portalupi


Carolyn Brandt

Tasting Room Director/Owner

Our Story

Tim Borges and Jane Portalupi, a husband and wife team started Portalupi in 2002 focusing on the expression of the Cal-Ital lifestyle. Tim started working in the wine industry when he was 18 and brings over 40 years of winemaking skills to Portalupi. After working in Napa and Sonoma county wineries as a winemaker and general manager, Jane and Tim decided it was time to start their own brand. Jane’s career was in Fashion Retail Marketing at the executive level of Nordstrom and Eddie Bauer. Together they bring just the right skill set to define Portalupi’s lifestyle and  award winning wines. They have enjoyed crafting a unique portfolio of wines throughout the years that are Cal-Ital inspired.

Our mission is to keep the traditions that we grew up with alive and to share them with everyone.

We believe in the rural Italian values that the Italian immigrants brought to Northern California, values that built the California wine industry we know today. We want to bring the lost art of the Cal-Ital lifestyle into our every day. To us that means bringing friends and family together through food and wine.

Our Mission — Wines worthy of our Italian Heritage

Portalupi Wine started in 2002 with a vision of developing a very unique portfolio of Cal-Ital wines. We work with some of the most renowned multi-generation growers who share our passion for bringing to the forefront this wonderful collection of wines.