Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Shale Canyon Wines

Shale Canyon Wines is a new producer vinting small lots of hand crafted varietals of Chardonnay, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.
2008 and 2009 production will be about 850 cases per year. Long term production goals are between 2,500 to 4,000 cases per year. Production will be focused on six to eight varietals, including our own estate wines from recently planted Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel, Tempranillo and Mourvedre.
Trry the Blair Pinot Noir, the Shale Canyon Merlot and Shale Cab Franc.

Very good wines for a great price.

The Terraces

This little hidden gem is very easy to miss while whizzing past on Silverado Trail. But don't overlook this one. You won't be disappointed. Some of the best zinfandel and very good cabernet sauvignon. It is a great value wine that will hold its own against some higher priced wines. This is a very small winery with limited production and only offers a few wines. You won't find this in too many stores so you will need to make a trip out there of go on-line. If you call in advance you can get a quick tour around the winery via golf-cart.

Saxon Brown

n 1997 Saxon Brown was launched, named for the willful heroine in Jack London’s Valley of the Moon. The winery gained instant recognition for its flagship “old vine” Zinfandel and Semillon from heritage field-blended vines originally planted Italian immigrants. The winery also produces a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Pinto Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel from Parmelee-Hill Vineyard, Syrah and Syrah Rose from Flora Ranch, and Semillon from Cricket Creek (Alexander Valley).

Chateau Routon

This is a family owned business, with its beginnings in 1995. The soil on the property is mostly decomposed granite, perfect for growing grapes at an elevation above 2000 feet. Chateau Routon studied the wine industry and found a niche in port wines. Only a handful of wineries specialize in port in the foothills. Therefore, Chateau Routon chose varieties of Portuguese port and Barbera grapes, initially planting grapes on five acres.

Papagni Wines

papagni wines, Madera Wineries

Over the years, Papagni has become a very diversified company bent on producing the finest grapes possible for the winemaker, and the consumer. While they guarantee that excellent wine can be produced from their grapes, and fresh grape juice, because for eighty years, their customers, and our own family have been doing just that: making exceptionally complex, quality wines using our grapes.Some of the oldest continuous wineries in the state of California. The Papagni family tradition of growing grapes for winemaking reaches back to Bari, Italy. Family members have passed down the art of grape growing from generation to generation.

The Papagni family have extended the grape growing traditions that started in Italy, to central California in 1912 and now to Madera, California.

The Papagni family dreamed of fine wines made from the San Joaquin Valley so they planted premium grape varieties, combining carefully monitored vineyards with the most modern technical advances in cultivation and irrigation with the ancient traditions that yield the finest of premium wines. Red, white, port and dessert wines.

Peachy Canyon Winery

I recommend the 2011 snow Zin and Westside Zin. Great atmosphere Nice Zins and Malbecs. Friendly staff seem to treat each visitor as a welcome guest. The tasting room is in a super cute building. One side used to be an old school house. Service was quick, friendly, and attentive -- one woman was pouring and keeping many people happy. Many stars for her.

Cordon Creek

Cordon Creek Cellars specializes in producing small lotsof premiere, hand-crafted wines from both renowned and up-and-coming appellations. As firm believers in the influence of terrior, we carefully select each vineyard for its unique qualities and feature single-vineyard designated wines.

Oak Ridge Winery

Lodi’s Oldest Operating Winery

Oak Ridge Winery was founded in 1934 as a winemaking cooperative of local grape growers.
During the last decade a historic landmark has been transformed into a state-of-the-industry winery.

Brochelle Vineyards

Brochelle Vineyards in Paso Robles logo

Brochelle Vineyards is located in Paso Robles and has some really nice wines. Their flagship is Zinfandel but their Petite Sirah and Chardonnay speak for themselves as well. The tasting room is very nice, a great find! Two locations for your tasting pleasure:

1. Westside Location: 6996 Peachy Canyon Rd, Paso Robles, CA 93446
2. Eastside location: 2323 Tuley Rd #130, Paso Robles, CA 93446

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