Ambassador James Zellerbach founded Hanzell Vineyards in 1953 with a vision to create wines that could compete on the world stage. Named after his wife Hana, Hanzell sits at the southern toe of the Mayacamas mountain range overlooking the south-western end of Sonoma Valley and San Pablo Bay. After extensive time spent in Burgundy, Zellerbach returned inspired and educated by the region’s wines and grapes—Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. He then planted these two varieties at a time when there were less than a few hundred acres of each planted in North America. Since 1975, Hanzell has been solely owned by the de Brye family, who is dedicated to the preservation of tradition with a progressive and holistic approach which will ensure the sustainability for generations to come.
We offer tours and tastings by appointment. Please see our website for more information.
Tasting Room Info:
By Appointment Only
Tours & Tastings:
By joestotn - on Feb 01, 2020
A great experience
We had an excellent guide here. The scenery was amazing also. They shared plenty of wine knowledge, gave us a tour of several vineyards they have, the farm animals and a walk through the cave. It was...
A very enriching visit in an exceptional site. A bit disappointed though that the Chardonnay that was proposed to us for testing was served at a too warm temperature. The guide recognised it without...