CAST Wines

Welcome Zinfandel lovers, come and explore all the ways we express our Zinfandal : estate sparkling, old vine zin, estate zin, blends, rosés and more – depending what’s going on in the cellar! CAST Wines offers a variety of hand-crafted wines, honoring the infinite potential of varietals, terroir, and winemaking creativity. Explorations in traditional, and novel […]

Rombauer Vineyards – Napa Valley

Rombauer is so strongly associated with it’s incredibly popular Chardonnay that it’s easy to overlook that the winery’s Zinfandels are its second most popular wines. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc all are hugely popular, too, but Zin in particular has been a key player at Rombauer since the winery’s early days. Koerner and […]

Ridge Lytton Springs

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant Dry Creek Valley Paul Draper’s influence on the preservation and elevation of California Zinfandel cannot be understated. The Ridge Lytton Springs winery estate in Sonoma is a testament to Draper’s trailblazing vision beginning back in the 1960’s at the Ridge Monte Bello Winery of making mountain […]

Ridge Vineyards

Premier Winery Experience participant and Passport to Zinfandel participant   Is there a more spectacular contrast of the old and new in California? Sequestered high atop the Santa Cruz mountains, the historic Ridge winery originally built in 1885 by Osea Perrone that once looked down on Santa Clara’s orchards and vineyards now looks directly down […]


In Italian, “Macchia” means “the spot”.  In the Lodi area, Macchia Winery has been earning a reputation as a spot where discriminating vino buffs can find small lots of high-quality vintages — at some very reasonable prices. The family-owned and operated winery started in the Lodi Appellation in 2001. Winemaking technology has improved dramatically in […]

Hartford Family Winery

Since they founded their winery in 1994, Don Hartford and Jennifer Jackson Hartford (whose father was Jess Jackson, founder of Kendall Jackson) have personally grown their home’s old vine Zinfandel vineyard in Green Valley into a prestigious collection of some of the most acclaimed Pinot noirs, Chardonnays and Zinfandels in California – 35 single vineyard […]

Glunz Family Winery & Cellars

On your road trip to catch up on the Central Coast’s first-rate Zinfandels, take a little side trip into the legends of old Chicago and get to know the brothers Glunz (Matt and Stephen) at Glunz Family Winery and Cellars in Paso Robles. Glunz is a classic American immigrant success story, with an amazing family […]

Chateau Montelena Winery

Most wine drinkers know that Napa Valley’s Chateau Montelena is the winery best known for stealing the Chardonnay-show at The Judgement of Paris back in 1976. Then, the 2008 movie Bottle Shock which recounted the underdog winery story Hollywood-style boosted the winery’s Chardonnay fame. And while Chateau Montelena is also respected as a top producer […]

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