In Italian, “Dono dal Cielo” means ‘Gift from Heaven’.

At Dono dal Cielo, we have dedicated our lives to the pursuit of that perfect harmony between earth, sun, and soil. In 2002, we took our first step towards this dream by planting 6,000 Zinfandel vines on 7 acres nestled in the picturesque rolling hills of Newcastle. It was truly a gift from heaven, which is why we named our vineyard Dono dal Cielo.

Now, we invite you and your family to become a part of our Dono family. Experience the joy of being connected to nature, as you savor the exquisite flavors of our handcrafted wines. Join us in our pursuit of the perfect balance, and let us share with you the heavenly gift that is Dono dal Cielo.

Whether you are a wine enthusiast or simply looking for a place to unwind and connect with nature, our vineyard offers a warm and friendly atmosphere. Discover the artistry and passion that goes into every bottle of Dono dal Cielo wine, and let us take you on a journey of taste and pleasure.

Come and visit us at Dono dal Cielo, where the earth, sun, and soil come together to create something truly remarkable. We can’t wait to welcome you into our family and share our love for the vine with you. Cheers to a heavenly experience at Dono dal Cielo!


Growing a vineyard is a true wonder of nature. Our owner, Mim, describes it as “sitting at the bottom of a teacup,” and it truly is a phenomenon to behold and offers a stunning 360-degree view of the foothills. Mim sees the vineyard as a big growing garden that should be treated as a gift. Dono dal Cielo Vineyard is a place for Newcastle to be proud of, and we invite you to come and discover its beauty for yourself.


Picnic at the Vineyard:  We have an expansive outdoor space and outdoor seating overlooking our two beautiful vineyards.  We always suggest you bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs as there is minimal outdoor seating.

Our Dono Crew:  Our Tasting Room Staff are the coolest!!  They are fun, witty, friendly and are here to educate you and to make sure you have the best experience possible.  


Dogs of Dono:  Our furry kids are most always spending time at the winery because well, why not.  Please stop and say hello to our Great Pyrenees Pearl and be sure to try our new wine named after her.  Our Spinone Italiano Missy and our sweet little kitty Mandarin are always at the vineyard.  You are welcome to bring your well behaved fur kids.  We are a dog friendly winery.

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