Wines Crafted with Care from Arroyo Seco Vineyards
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GRAPE GROWING PIONEERS

The Zaninovich family has deep farming roots, spanning nearly a century. In the early 1970s, we were captivated by the raw beauty and exceptional potential of the undiscovered Arroyo Seco wine region in Monterey County. Today this area has emerged as one of California’s most celebrated wine-growing regions, and among the most breathtaking.

 

 

LOVE OF THE LAND

We are inspired by the legacy of John Muir, who sought to preserve the wilderness for future generations. With four generations of California farming in harmony with nature, we have great respect for this land we call home. Like John Muir, we take a long-term perspective. We believe in nurturing the land so that it may bear fruit for generations to come.

A WORLD CLASS GROWING AREA

The Arroyo Seco is located southeast of the Monterey Bay in the valley adjacent to the Arroyo Seco Creek, we’re lucky to enjoy a unique combination of growing conditions and soils which create grapes with character and flavor. We get a richness and quality of grapes that you don’t find anywhere else.

OUR VINEYARDS

Seeing potential early on, we established vineyards in different growing areas of the Arroyo Seco AVA, starting in 1971 with Suter, our home ranch, Zanetta Ranch in 1988 and Wiley Ranch in 1998. Each vineyard, down to individual vineyard blocks, possess distinctive microclimate and soils.

 

Wiley Ranch Vineyard, Windmill Block, Arroyo Seco AVA

Our naturally formed granite cobblestones, known locally as“Greenfield Potatoes”, are part of what make our vines dig deep for water and nutrients, for more flavorful grapes.

SAUVIGNON BLANC

Tangerine and ripe peaches, crisp and balanced finish.

UNOAKED chardonnay

Citrus bouquet, mango and guava on palate, elegant and complex.

CHARDONNAY

Crisp tropical fruit notes and flavors, creamy, rich finish

Pinot NOIR

Ripe raspberry and strawberry with soft tanins, silky finish

MERLOT

Dark plum and ripe berries, soft and smooth finish

cabernet sauvignon

Black currant and cassis, toasty notes, complex finish

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