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.
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By MTA-747-757-767 - on Apr 28, 2022
Four of us on a reserved tasting. The drive up to the vineyard is quite an experience, as it is off the beaten path.
The setting of the old tasting building overlooking the Sonoma Valley is...
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...