In 1932, nestled in a quiet little valley in Placer County, Domingas and Maria Ferreira built Rancho Serra da Estrela. The ranch and fertile farmland produced many decades of dairy products and fresh fruit including plums, peaches, cherries and pears. And while Rancho Serra da Estrela is no longer operational, another family is still sowing dreams in the same quiet little valley.
Today, over 75 years later, Bill and Karen McGillivray are following their lifelong passion for that perfect balance of earth, sun and soul on a portion of the original Rancho Serra da Estrela. That passion has brought them to their own Dono dal Cielo, meaning “gift from Heaven”.
Bill and Karen welcome you to share the history, the beauty and the blessing that embodies Dono dal Cielo Vineyard!