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 will provide a solid foundation for your wines. Enology advice is available from Janice Schmidt, a UC Davis trained winemaker, who worked for Jordan Vineyard and Winery for 20 years before retiring to help guide replanting in the vineyard. She takes pride in guiding home winemakers in the complex yet rewarding process of making wine while making wine herself for the Estate 1856 brand.
You can pick or have us pick your grapes and we can crush and press them in our stainless steel Zambelli crusher! 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 2013 and/or to reserve your grapes, you can email us at email@example.com or call us at 707-433-2511 (ranch) or 707-484-8882 (cell).
Plan ahead for harvest 2013! 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.
Our own wine brand ESTATE 1856 has released our 2010 MALBEC which won BEST OF CLASS, GOLD MEDAL and 94 POINTS at the 2013 Los Angeles International Wine Competition!! This wine achieved the highest point ranking of ANY other Malbec entered into the LA Competition (including a large selection of Malbecs from Mendoza, Argentina). We are competitive with the best!!
Also from the 2010 vintage, ESTATE 1856 released our 2010 BORDEAUX BLEND which won a GOLD MEDAL and 94 POINTS at the 2013 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge!! Blended with 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Malbec and 10% Petit Verdot, this wine carries great depth from the long, cool 2010 growing season that is reflected in rich fruitiness in both the aroma and flavor with an extended mouthfeel that lingers