Cypher Winery

November 2, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Winemaker Susan A. Mahler (affectionately known as SAM ZinPunk) grew up with a solid sense of independence via an adventure-fueled, free-range 70’s style childhood. Her love for nature was nurtured by camping in the great Northwoods, along with biking and cross-country skiing on the “Rails to Trails” prairie paths and State Parks of Illinois. A […]

Stonum Vineyards

May 12, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Looking for a quaint, family-run winery with nice home-grown Zinfandels where you can just relax and revel in a country vineyard setting? On a farm just east of Lodi, the Stonum family is waiting for you with a cute new tasting barn, a table by the pond and glasses of Zinfandel at the ready. In […]

Saracina Vineyards

April 21, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Saracina, a 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, bee hives, and all manner of bird and wild animal life. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful estate in Mendocino County. Originally founded by husband and wife […]

Andis Wines

April 13, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

A Splash of Modern in Old Amador A visit here is to venture into the best of the old and the new of the Sierra Foothills wine scene. Founded in 2010 by Andy Friedlander and Janis Akuna, the Andis winery is a modern state of the art “green” designed winery with a focus not only […]

Epoch Estate Wines

March 25, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Bill and Liz Armstrong have accomplished something truly remarkable: resurrecting not just one but TWO of the Central Coast’s most historic properties. And perhaps just as remarkable, the preservationist-minded duo included the old California favorite – Zinfandel – in their winemaking plans! But hey, that’s the way Ignacy Paderewski would have wanted it. The world-renowned […]

Saini Vineyards

February 11, 2020 | By Glenda Cunningham

When you’re feeling the need to ditch over the top extravagance in favor of some authentic old family pedigree and old-vine to bottle quality then set your sights on Saini Vineyards right in the scenic heart of Sonoma’s Dry Creek Valley. Mike Saini is the embodiment of Zinfandel farming cred, a fourth generation rancher and […]

Testa Vineyards

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Tres Sabores

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

When you enter the driveway to Tres Sabores you will have passed through a portal into a very special place. In Napa Valley, there is nothing quite like it. Not just a winery, Tres Sabores is the certified organic working vineyard, farm, gardens, orchards – and home of founder and proprietor/winemaker, Julie Johnson. Upon arrival, […]

Talty Vineyards & Winery

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Looking for a one-man Zinfandel show? Michael Talty lives and breathes Zinfandel. Talty is known as a veritable one-man Zin-growing and Zin making operation in Dry Creek Valley that has been cranking out winner after winner since 2003. And what better guy to trust when you are winding your way through Dry Creek Valley, maybe […]

Turley Wine Cellars

July 9, 2019 | By freshmint

Premier Winery Experience participant Paso Robles  A wine weekend on the Central Coast has to include a visit to the zenith of Zin, Turley Wine Cellars in Templeton at the old Pesenti vineyards on – where else – Vineyard Drive. Larry Turley, a physician by trade, founded Turley Wine Cellars in 1993 in Napa Valley […]

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