Acorn Winery

707-433-6440 12040 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Our old vineyard dates back to 1890. People describe old vineyards like ours as “Italian field blends”, but many of them pre-date the Italians, and they seldom include any Italian varieties. Our vineyard was planted by a family named Brumfield that came from Virginia in 1857. In vineyard censuses done in the 1880s, the Brumfields reported they were growing Zinfandel and Mission. When we bought the vineyard, there were still a couple of Mission vines near the old house, which is no longer part of our property. Of course, “Zinfandel” meant Zinfandel plus other complementary varieties. The Sangiovese in our vineyard was added 60 years ago, in 1950, by A. Raffanelli, who owned the vineyard at that time. The Heritage Vines Zinfandel blocks are a mixed planting that is 78% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, & 10% Alicante Bouschet. The remaining 2% includes Carignane, Trousseau, Sangiovese, Petit Bouschet, Negrette, Syrah, Plavic Mali, Tannat, Muscat Noir, Peloursin, Beclan, Mataro, Cinsaut, Grenache, and Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

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  • Acorn Alegria Vineyards Sangiovese Russian River Valley 2014


    Dark plum, soft cherry and brown sugar aromas with a fruit forward, lightly perfumed strawberry and cherry pie filling note on the nose. Approachable and freshly fruited flavors of light oak and smoke with a mixed berry, dark cherry fruit blend and a finish of textured tannin and vanilla smoke. 90 pts Read More

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  • Acorn Alegria Vineyards Heritage Vines Zinfandel Russian River Valley 2014


    Candied raspberry and strawberry aromas with a concentrated cherry preserve note and mixed berry frosting. Dry and earthy but still with loads of fruit, this is well made with creamy palate and textured tannins coming through towards the finish of cranberry and clove. Read More

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  • Sonoma Wine Country Weekend is an event filled with terrific wine and food from ... from ... 2013 Medley ($48)ACORN Winery, located in Russian River Valley and very close to Dry Creek Valley is one of the jewels in the crown of Sonoma County. From their Estate Vineyard they produce gorgeous wines. Each vineyard block is planted as a field blen... Read More

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  • There are countless delicious wines you could enjoy with your Valentine this ... ... about Rodney Strong here.Acorn Winery 2011 Dolcetto ($33) Tell your Valentine, “This Italian wine grape is the Next Big Thing…” The story of Acorn Winery is one of love. Betsy and Bill Nachbaur have been tending the vines on their Russian River property for 25... Read More

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  • Carinena Alegria Old Vines 2011


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  • Carinena Alegria Old Vines 2011


    Thin ripe cherry nose. Acidy, round, silky taste of ripe berries at the beginning and some tannic spicy wooden notes come at the end with hints of nuts may be.Good wine for me. Read More

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  • Inspired by Earth Day coming up on April 22, we are encouraging everyone to embrace earth-friendly California wines made with sustainable winegrowing and winemaking practices, and when it comes to being down to earth nobody does it like Lodi!For over 20 years, the Lodi American Viticultural Area has been a leader in earth-friendly practices; the... Read More

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  • Acorn Zinfandel Heritage Vines Alegría Vineyard 2006


    Big full bodied Russian River zin, great nose with some floral notes. Lots of dark fruit and a long finish. We opened it up several hours in advance and enjoyed it with a hearty beef burgundy. Read More

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  • Hi everyone,I'm a newish lurker who jumped on a great fare to San Francisco from my little pocket of Missouri wine country near St. Louis in mid-August with the intent of visiting the Sonoma area as a solo traveler.  I will be arriving early afternoon on a Thursday and staying until early Monday morning.As a solo female traveler and a red fan - ... Read More

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