Zialena Winery has roots in Geyserville dating back to the early 1900’s when Giuseppe Mazzoni immigrated from Italy. Joining the Italian Swiss Colony, he became a grape farmer and winemaker. His sons, Fred and Jim, carried on the tradition and produced wine in the “Dr. Pierces” barn on Hwy 101 for much of the middle of the last century.
Although the wine making operation closed in the 1970’s, Jim’s youngest son, Mike, expanded the grape growing business which he continues to operate today under Mazzoni Vineyards.
Mike’s two children, Mark and Lisa, have teamed up to carry on the family legacy and bring back the winemaking tradition under a new label, Zialena. First release of Cabernet, Zinfandel, and Chardonnay will be in fall 2014. The Zialena winery building is to open every day for walk in tastings and tours by appointment 10 to 4:30.