On a sunny patch of land near Lake Nacimiento a dream was born...

Owners Jack and Lori Burkett fell in love with red wine and the Sangiovese grape while traveling in Italy in the 90’s. They knew then that they wanted to plant a vineyard.  When time and money finally fell in to place, we found a wonderful plot of land and picked the three varietals to create our blend. Then life threw a curve ball and Jack became ill, so they put their vineyard on hold. Lori’s parents, brother, and sister-in-law kept their dream alive while Jack went through surgery, radiation and rehab. He beat the odds and thus the name of their wine is Villa dei Sogni which means” house of dreams” in Italian. This has been a dream come true - with the grace of God, the love and support of our family, church family, friends and amazing programs at Cabrillo College. Jack is thriving and enjoying life. 

When you buy Villa dei Sogni you are contributing to the organizations that have worked with us through Jack’s path to health. We are giving 10% from each sale back to the community that worked so hard to keep him well. This money is donated to Cabrillo College Stroke and Disability Learning Center and Adaptive Physical Education program.


The Burkett Shirreffs Family Vineyard

Paso Robles, California

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