Zichichi Family Vineyards
Zichichi Family Vineyard and Winery, located in Dry Creek Valley, California, utilizes traditional winemaking techniques and produces wines of superlative quality that require a great deal of sacrifice. The wines, which are big ,bold, and full bodied, are aged 20 months in French and American oak and blended for the final product that delivers wine with flavor.
In 2000,Steve Zichichi, a New Orleans physician, and his wife, Kristin, purchased the 22 acre Bartolozzi Ranch in Dry Creek Valley, located in the historic town of Healdsburg. The ranch consists of 14 acres of zinfandel and 4 acres of petite sirah, all planted in 1928 and 1964.The vines are planted on St. George root stock, are head pruned, and grow in rocky, gravelly soil. After several years of selling their grapes to local wineries, the Zichichi’s decided to build their own winery, which was completed in 2006. The facility includes a large rustic tasting room with a fabulous redwood bar and a large deck for picnics that looks out over the vineyard and the mountains to the east.
Barrel tasting is available every day at the winery, and is a great way to compare older and younger vintages.
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