With its long driveway bordered by vineyards, expansive grounds and Italianate style, Trentadue feels like a grand European estate. Trentadue (pron.Trenta-do) is one of Sonoma County’s most beloved family wine estates and gets credit for ushering in the post-Prohibition, modern era of Alexander Valley.
As far back as 1954, Leo and Evelyn Trentadue decided to leave their beloved fruit orchards in what is today called Silicon Valley. In 1959, they relocated to Alexander Valley to a 208 acre tract of prime but overlooked agricultural land with a long farming history and established their family winery. Existing on the tract were Pre-Prohibition Zinfandel vineyards and their plan was to hand produce a variety of affordable value wines for everyday consumption. The family estate has also been a prime source of grapes for other prominent wineries.
Today, under the direction of master winemaker, Miro Tcholakov, the winery produces 28 bottlings that in addition to Zinfandel include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sangiovese, Carignane, Petite Sirah, Montepulciano, Sauvignon Blanc, Port and sparkling wine (which due to grandfathering they are still allowed to call “Champagne”). The award-winning wines offer purely Alexander Valley style and value and reflect the pride of family estate farming. Visitors can opt to take a tour and choose to taste a selection of wines in the tasting room bar or one of the outdoor venues where picnics are permitted. On weekends the wood-fired pizza oven is blazing! Tasting fees are waived with wine purchases.