The Capo Isetta Story

As you might have guessed by the CAPO ISETTA name, we are a family business focused on making CAPO (Italian for “CHIEF”) wines.

We live and work in Sonoma Valley, California where the Good Lord has blessed our family with a great life and the fulfillment of a dream...making great wines that honor our family name and our ancestors who blazed the Sonoma-Napa wine trails.

Our Nonno, Giacomo “GIAC” Isetta, a cooper, excelled at his craft of making wine barrels. Our Dads- Andy Isetta and Ray Hulmer- both worked at Christian Brothers Winery with the famous cellar master, Brother Timothy. Andy ran the operations at Mont LaSalle before starting his own small winery with Nonno-  Old Pioneer Wine Company of San Francisco. Ray retired as the Treasurer and Controller for Christian Brothers Wines and Brandy in 1978 after working there for 35 years.

Our wines- a Red Blend, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Rosé - are driven by outstanding vineyards located in the Northern part of Sonoma Valley and by our rising star winemaker, Ryan Kunde, of DRNK WINERY and the Kunde Family Winery and Wildwood Vineyards. 

We look to produce wines that are fruit forward, luscious, and ready to enjoy upon release. We focus on limited production, sourcing our grapes from well established vineyards. Our winemaker’s goal is to balance rich sensuous textures and compelling fruit with the character and complexity that come from grapes grown in Sonoma Valley.

When you drink our Isetta CAPO Wines, you will learn the true meaning of the Latin phrase, “In VINO VERITAS.”

“In wine there is truth.”


Marilyn, Bill, and Dominic Isetta, Proprietors