Fathia means VICTORIOUS!
I grew up in a small house in Sonoma surrounded by a vineyard. I loved watching each season bring different stages of growth to the vines, beginning in Spring when the tender leaf buds and the tiny grape clusters began to form. The flurry of activity at harvest time was always so exciting to watch. The desire to live among the grapevines was always in my heart and I knew that I never wanted to leave the beautiful Sonoma Valley. Fortunately, I met Rogelio, a young man who felt the same way. We believed in each other, dreamed and dared! We got married, started a family and began our life's journey.
In 2005, we purchased a small piece of property in Sonoma, built a house and with the help of my uncle Nicolas we planted our first estate vineyard. We experimented with our fruit for a few years, while my cousin Luis taught us how to produce a wine we could be proud of and our dream of Fathia Vineyards became a reality!
By 2011, we bottled our first wines under our family name, Fausta. Then, in 2015, we took another brave step and decided to change the name of our winery to Fathia, which means "victorious." Fathia honors all the people who have been part of this journey and whose hard work and friendship gave us the courage to pursue our dream.
Under our former name, Fausta Family Vineyards, our 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon was presented with a Platinum award by the Sommelier Challenge International Wine Competition and 89 points by The Wine Enthusiast. Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was awarded 91 points.
In 2014, we released our Muscat Canelli under our new label, Fathia Vineyards, and we will begin bottling our Syrah Rose in December.
From the beginning, when I first began to dream of my own vineyard, my mother's loyalty and encouragement have been ever present and her many sacrifices made it possible for my family to prosper. Her generous spirit and kind heart have always inspired me. She taught me that with hard work all things are possible! We will continue to learn, dream, create memories, make new friends, and produce wine that we are proud to share with you!
We are Fathia Vineyards and our journey has only just begun!
Salud y Sueña