GROWER OF THE 2013 SONOMA COUNTY HARVEST FAIR RED SWEEPSTAKES WINE
*** ESTATE 1856 2010 BORDEAUX BLEND***
TZABACO RANCHO VINEYARDS is located in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley in Sonoma County and has been continuously farmed by family members since 1856. Brian and Janice Schmidt share their vision of proudly producing premium wine grapes in beautiful Dry Creek Valley using sustainable winegrowing practices that will allow our family to continue farming for generations. We sell to a number of major wineries and an enthusiastic clientele of home winemakers. The vineyard is planted to multiple white and red varietal winegrape clones that make wonderful, award winning 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 award winning wine herself for the ESTATE 1856 brand.
If you are a home winemaker 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 2014 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).
- Chardonnay – limited*
- Sauvignon blanc
- Sauvignon musque*
- Cabernet sauvignon
- Petit verdot
- Petite sirah
* CALL 707-433-2511 TO ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY!!
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 and RED WINE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER, BEST OF CLASS AND DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL at the 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair!! While this wine is SOLD OUT, we are offering our 2011 BORDEAUX BLEND, which won DOUBLE GOLD at the 2013 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, GOLD at the 2014 Cabernet Shootout and GOLD at the 2014 Dallas Morning News TexSom Wine Competition. Continuing a great tradition of GOLD MEDAL winning wines!!