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. 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. We sell to a number of major wineries and an enthusiastic clientele of home winemakers.
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 rewarding process of making wine while making award winning wine herself for the ESTATE 1856 brand.
A VIDEO BY RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS SHOWCASING THE VINEYARD!
|We are proud growers for Rodney Strong Vineyards and were so delighted when they asked if they could film Brian & I in the Spring of 2014 as representative growers from Dry Creek Valley.We spent a day with their filming crew focusing on the early Spring vineyard growth highlighted by the soft light in the morning and lingering light at sunset. It was fun and exciting to participate in the filming process with such a professional crew.We think that they captured this Spring moment exceedingly well and are very happy to share this with you!|
HARVEST 2015 FOR HOMEWINEMAKERS
- Chardonnay – limited*
- Sauvignon blanc
- Sauvignon musque*
- Cabernet sauvignon
- Petit verdot
- Petite sirah
* CALL 707-433-2511 TO ASK ABOUT AVAILABILITY!!
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 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!!