Zichichi Family Vineyard is a family owned and operated winery located in the heart of Dry Creek Valley. The property, formerly known as Bartolozzi Ranch, was purchased in 2000 by New Orleans physician Steve Zichichi and wife Kristen, who dreamed of raising a family in wine country. After selling their grapes (zinfandel and petite sirah) to other wineries for several years, the Zichichis built their own winery, completing its construction in 2006.
Zinfandel and Petite Sirah vines were originally planted on St. George rootstock in 1920. Using traditional winemaking techniques and 100% hand-picked grapes, the wines are aged 20 months in French and American oak resulting in big, full-bodied Old Vine Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Zinfandel and Petite Sirah.
Wine taste at the gorgeous, redwood bar inside Zichichi’s rustic, Tuscan-style tasting room or enjoy a picnic on the deck overlooking the vineyards and mountains. Visitors are also invited to take a behind-the-scenes tour, where they can sample wine directly from the barrel inside the Barrel Room.
The tasting room is open to the public, seven days a week, 11:00am-4:30pm.www.zichichifamilyvineyard.com Facebook