Carol Shelton Wines

Carol Shelton has been Mastering the Zen of Zin since 1978.

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  • Carol Shelton has been Mastering the Zen of Zin since 1978. Focusing mostly on her favorite varietal, Carol is a guru of single vineyard Zinfandel. California has been the home world class Zin for over a century, making it the benchmark varietal of American wine culture. Carol & Mitch Mackenzie, her husband and business partner, have sought out exceptional vineyards throughout California including Dry Creek Valley, Rockpile, Russian River Valley, Mendocino, and the Cucamonga Valley of Southern California. Many of her vineyard sources are organically grown and decades old. She develops close partnerships with each grower to ensure her wines maintain and express the unique terroir of the vineyard.


    The setting for Carol Shelton Wines may not be what wine tasters envision when planning a visit to wine country. But Zin lovers stepping into our homey, unpretentious tasting room will find a dream come true.

    After tasting through a half-dozen luscious award-winning, single-vineyard designate Zinfandels, including a magical Late Harvest, and a few more red wines, our locale—an industrial section of Santa Rosa—becomes immaterial.

    We are Open Daily from 11 – 4.

    Give us a call (707-575-3441) and come on by to taste our award-winning wines.

    • Property Amenities:
      • Family friendly
      • Pet friendly
      • Public tours
    • Tours & Tastings:
      • Winery tours
    • “Zinfully” delicious!

      Carol Shelton Zinfandels are some of the best we’ve had while visiting the Sonoma valley wine region. Her tasting room is small, but full of enthusiastic customers and servers, along with the...

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    • Came as ZINNERS & Left true BELIEVERS!

      “Carol Shelton” is not a familiar wine brand but for the connoisseurs and cognoscenti she is the most awarded winemaker in the USA! The reason you may not have heard of her is that she crafts...

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    • Yummy Zins

      We've been members of Carol's wine club for many years. If you like zinfandel you must try hers. She produces some of the best zins in California. She also produces a few whites, and we especially...

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