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. Sixth generation son Tom Schmidt, with guidance from fifth generation father Brian Schmidt and award winning winemaker mother Janice Schmidt, shares 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.
We welcome you to enjoy the amenities that Healdsburg has to offer…world class hotels, restaurants and wineries. We are so fortunate to live here…in this beautiful small valley surrounded by incredible vineyards and wineries!!