Zichichi Family Vineyard and Winery, founded in 2000, is family owned and operated in the heart of zinfandel country in Dry Creek Valley; and produces extraordinary full bodied wines from 100% handpicked estate grown grapes.

Zichichi Wines

Philosophy

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.


History

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.

The Zichichi Family Vineyard produces these fine Dry Creek Valley wines:

Wine Label Wine name Description Details

2012 Zichichi Family Vineyard SOLD OUT!!! Estate Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley

The 2012 Zichichi Family Vineyard Estate Zinfandel comes from our hillside vines planted in the 1960's.This classic zinfandel packs in lots of ripe, jammy flavors yet still maintains it's elegance and finesse. Enjoy now and over the next 5-8 yrs.
Harvest: September, 2012
Bottling: April 2014
Aged: 19 months in French and American Oak
Alcohol: 15.3%
Aging Potential: 5-8 years

2013 Zichichi Family Vineyard  

Old Vine Zinfandel
Dry Creek Valley

The 2013 Zichichi Family Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel benefited from a very good growing season that started out cold and wet but was aided by hot July days. The grapes from these 80 year old vines were hand picked when fully ripe. The wine is garnet colored with hints of jammy flavored raspberry and red cherry and is a classic example of Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that zin enthusiasts will not want to miss.
Harvest: September 2nd, 2013
Bottling: April 2015
Aged: 19 months in French and American Oak
Alcohol: 14.9%
Aging Potential: 5-8 years

2013 Zichichi Family Vineyard

  Cabernet Sauvignon
Dry Creek Valley

The 2013 Zichichi Family Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon features bold, ripe, complex flavors of currant, black cherry, mint and spice. This supple, elegant wine will be showy on release and age gracefully for 8-10 years.
Harvest: October, 2013
Bottling: April 2015
Aged: 18 months in French and American Oak
Alcohol: 14.3%
Aging Potential: 8-10 years

2012 Zichichi Family Vineyard SOLD OUT!!! Petite Sirah
Dry Creek Valley

The 2012 Zichichi Family Vineyard Petite Sirah has a dark inky color with lavender and violet on the nose. The finish is long lasting with velvety smooth flavors of blueberry and blackberry. This wine will drink well young but age for 10 -15 years.
Harvest: September 6th, 2012
Bottling: December 2014
Aged: 16 months in French and American Oak
Alcohol: 15.1%
Aging Potential: 10-15 years