Our Story

A Family Owned Company

Established in 1998


Our Values – “our goal at Cacciatore Fine Wine & Olive Oil is to give our customers an authentic and enjoyable taste of the Valley along with, sharing our family owned passion”.

Passion: Living out our passions one sip at a time, by sharing our award winning wines, at affordable prices.

Quality: Putting quality at the centre of every product  we produce. Delivering an exceptional standard in excellence in everything we do.

Integrity: By delivering customer-first service thats reliable and with the highest level of integrity.

Giving Back: We support our communities, with donating a percentage of the proceeds to local charities and rescue organizations.

Sustainability: Working with nature, not against it.


Vineyards – Located in Pixley, in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley.  The Hesperia sandy-loam soil has good drainage properties, peculiar to grow quality grapes.  Cold in the winter and hot in the summer, the climate of the region, combined with the proper canopy management practices, allows us to deliver healthy and ripe fruit to our expert winemaker.

Winery – Surrounded by the estate Vineyard, the traditional winery was uniquely conceived and built to accommodate a very gentle processing method for all quantities, from very small batches of highly specialized grape varieties to the largest tonnages.  The 20,000 sq ft indoor cellar offers a unique look over the 100 stainless steel tanks and an open barrel room.


Our Winemaker – Born and raised in Italy, Claudio Basei acquired his BS in Viticulture and Enology at Milan University and worked in several traditional regions such as Alba (Piedmont) Bolgheri (Tuscany), Franciacorta (Lombardy).  Since 1999 he has been consulting for CWO until 2008 when he moved to bring to CWO his know-how and guide.  CWO is now a top leading winery in the valley which supply bulk wine to the North Coast and Central Coast areas, specializes in private label programs and collects awards for our brands, in particular with La Gondola Reserve awarded for consecutive years with bronze and silver medals at the SF Int’l Wine Competition.  His title with the company is currently Winemaker and General Manager.

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