Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards is located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County and proudly produces premium wine grapes using sustainable winegrowing practices for a number of major wineries and an enthusiastic clientele of home winemakers. Established in 1856 and continuously farmed by family members, our vineyard is planted to multiple white and red varietal clones that make wonderful single varietal or meritage white and red wines.
Whether you are a new to winemaking or a veteran winemaker, our grapes should provide a solid foundation for your wines. Enology advice is available from Janice Schmidt, a UC Davis trained enologist, who worked for Jordan Vineyard and Winery for 20 years before retiring. She takes pride in guiding home winemakers in the complex yet rewarding process of making wine.
You can pick or have us pick your grapes and we will crush them in our stainless steel Zambelli crusher for free! We can provide your beginning winemaking additive needs: initial SO2 addition, enzymes, yeast nutrients, yeast (ICV D254) and ML bacteria (Enoferm Alpha).
For more information on Harvest 2012 and/or to reserve your grapes, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 707-433-2511 (ranch) or 707-484-8882 (cell).
Plan ahead for harvest 2012! Look at the many white and red varieties in the vineyard that are available and consider producing either great single varietals or white or red blends.
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Our mailing list will keep you abreast of the happenings in the vineyard, give you winemaking tips throughout the annual winemaking process and, most importantly, keep you up-to-date with our sugar sampling program at harvest! Mailed through IContact, this mailing list is easy to join and easy to leave, if desired.
Robert Parker has noticed our Sauvignon blanc!! The 2009 vintage from Sbragia Family Vineyards earned a 91 rating when reviewed in Dec 2010 for the Wine Advocate. The review noted: "Richer with more honeyed melon characteristics, the stainless steel-aged, non-malolactic 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Schmidt Ranch is a bigger, riper, richer, medium-bodied effort." Congratulations Ed and Adam!!
And this rating follows this one - Wine Spectator has awarded the 2008 Sbragia Family Sauvignon blanc from our vineyard, labeled as "Schmidt Ranch", 91 points!!! Comments: Peach, marmalade, nectarine, pear, spice and apple flavors are elegant, yet rich and ripe, with refreshing acidity. Spicy almond skin notes come forward on the finish.