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 sdare001 - on Jun 14, 2019
Beautiful views and delicious wines!
We enjoyed a private tasting at Hanzell Vineyards based on a recommendation and we are so glad we went. First of all, the views are amazing as Hanzell is located very high on a hill overlooking the...