Rusack Vineyards

March 11, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

Don’t overlook Southern California on your travels around California’s diverse Zinfandel regions – and Santa Barbara’s Ballard Canyon AVA, in particular. There are a few unexpected Zinfandels waiting to be discovered among the oak-studded hills and valleys and islands (yes, islands) in a region now known primarily for Syrahs, Chardonnays and Pinot noirs. Geoff and […]

Bacigalupi Vineyards

January 17, 2022 | By Glenda Cunningham

When Charles and Helen Bacigalupi decided in 1956 to leave their dentistry and pharmacy careers to instead grow wine grapes in the Russian River Valley, little did they realize then that they were helping to change the course of Sonoma County wine history and contributing to the world-wide reputation of California in general. Starting with […]

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 […]

Consumnes River Farm

October 22, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

With our experience & knowledge from 4 generations of family growing wine grapes in Lodi. We take pride working the soils to produce some of the best wine grapes in the region. We continue those same hardworking ideals with our family owned and operated winery dedicated to high quality wines, vinegars and olive oil. Established […]

Reichwage Winery

September 16, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Reichwage Winery aims to grow, produce, and bottle our own wines from our two estate vineyards in Western Sonoma County, Twin Hills and Mancini Ranch.  The winery was founded in 2014 to fulfill a dream of producing classically made Pinot Noir and Zinfandel. Generally, we sell about half of our grapes to amicable winemakers in order […]

Charter Oak Winery

September 16, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Charter Oak Winery is a gem of Napa Valley. Like many other wineries in the valley it began as a small family operation. While it’s grown since its founding in the early 20th century by Italian immigrant Guido Ragghianti, Charter Oak is still family run, by Guido’s grandson Robert Fanucci, who continues to use much […]

Rombauer Vineyards – Sierra Foothills

May 13, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Rombauer is so strongly associated with it’s incredibly popular Chardonnay that it’s easy to overlook that the winery’s Zinfandels are its second most popular wines. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc all are hugely popular, too, but Zin in particular has been a key player at Rombauer since the winery’s early days. When Rombauer […]

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 […]

Ironstone Vineyards

May 4, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

Hovey Winery

May 3, 2021 | By Glenda Cunningham

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