“We bought Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes from Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards from 2008 through 2014 and were very happy with the quality of the fruit as well as with the farming skills of Janice and Brian Schmidt. Our 2011 Malbec from this vineyard was rated 92 points by the Wine Enthusiast and we have always considered the Petit Verdot we produced from this vineyard one of our best and favorite wines each year.
Janice has always been very reliable in her brix and pH readings and in keeping us informed as to which rows are at varying degrees of ripeness. They have also been very good at picking on the harvest dates that we requested.
The only reason we have discontinued buying their fruit is that we lost our tasting room lease last August and need to scale back our varietal offerings. I highly recommend their grapes to anyone seeking high quality fruit from honest and trustworthy growers.”