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Foppoli Wines


The Official wine of Twist Flyfishing Destinations. We recommend that all of our resorts, lodges and guides serve Foppoli wines.


The Foppoli family has been making boutique wines in California for nearly 100 years. In Italy, the family winemaking tradition dates back centuries. The American practice started 5 generations ago when Giuseppe Foppoli created a high end private label in a small production facility located in the North Beach section of San Francisco. Giuseppe only allowed the wine to be sold to a select list of long time customers and in the two high end private social clubs that he ran in the city. 


The tradition of high end exclusivity has been passed down to Giuseppe’s great grandson Dominic Foppoli who is the current Brand Manager of Foppoli Wines. Dominic, along with his wine making father Richard, have kept the practice of making only small production lots reserved for private family use and direct sales to friends and associates. In 2002, with the addition of new vineyards on the Foppoli Family Estate in the central Russian River Valley, the Foppoli’s finally allowed a vineyard designate to be created from their excess crops. The huge public success from these designates along with the expansion of facilities on the estate finally convinced the Foppoli family to create a retail label for their wine. The 2006 Foppoli Russian River Valley Chardonnay marked the first vintage the family has ever allowed to be released to the general public. After nearly a century, the Foppoli’s hand crafted, tradition infused wine is finally available in a limited release to the general public.

Dan Pastorini's Quality Foods


The Official food seasoning product of Twist Flyfishing Destinations. We recommend that all of our resorts, lodges and guides use Dan Pastorini's food seasoning products when preparing their meals.



Most folks are familiar with Dan Pastorini’s accomplishments on the football field or in race cars but what most don’t know about is Dan’s family background in the restaurant business. For 37 years, Dan’s parents, Dante and Dorothy, owned and operated Pastorini’s Longhorn in Sonora California.



Long after his football and racing careers, Dan partnered with Lee Donabedian whose family owned and operated Rube’s Steakhouse in Simi Valley. They became great friends over the years and along with mutual friend Manny Asadurian, the three formed ‘Christmas for Children,’ a non-profit fundraiser hosted each year at Rube’s. Racing associates displayed race cars while local car clubs boasted their hotrods in Rube’s parking lot. The only admission fee was an unwrapped toy for needy kids in the area.


That’s where it all began. As Dan and Lee recreated family recipes in a bit of a friendly competition, something magical happened when the two combined their talents to create “Dan Pastorini’s Texas Style Rub”!


Lee was disappointed the name is not Lee’s Rub but the corporate majority vote was in favor of using Dan’s moniker! What really got them excited was the reaction from the over 4,000 who tasted the rub on chicken, ribs, brisket, tri-tip, frog legs and corn on the cob at the 2011 Houston Livestock & Rodeo Cook-off!”


At first we thought everyone was telling us it was good because they didn’t want to hurt our feelings as we are very sensitive men. But the fact is, people do love it and we want to share it with you. We hope you’ll become another satisfied customer!