Fetzer Vineyards

707.744.7600 12901 Old River Rd P.O. Box 611
Hopland, CA 95449
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Fetzer Vineyards was founded in 1968 in beautiful Mendocino County by Barney and Kathleen Fetzer.  One of the first California wineries to branch out into serious Chardonnay production, Fetzer remains committed to sustainability and environmentally conscious wine production.  Dennis Martin oversees all wine-making at Fetzer and is assisted by Charlie Gilmore and Michael Chupp, who are in charge of white wine making and red wine making respectively.

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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Fetzer Vineyards on Snooth

  • Fetzer California Merlot 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by bellabrooke

  • So we have some interest in having a West Coast meet-up (or you can call it a throw-down) for Pinot.  Here's my opening proposal:  We'll do it very close to the Oakland Airport, to save those who are traveling in from out of town (like Emark and JonDerry) from having extra travel if they want to fly.  This would give LuchaVino a chance to attend... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Throw Down for West...

  • Fetzer Red Crimson 2010


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    Wine review by Peggy Banks

  • Fetzer Pinot Grigio California Valley Oaks 2011


    Great mix of fruit flavors. I like the honey and crisp acidity at the finish. Read More

    Wine review by gromund

  • I’ve had Zinfandel on my mind as of late. From attending the ZAP Festival in January right up to my recent efforts to pair grilling recipes with Zins, they’ve been a major focus of my recent efforts. While I have been celebrating the grape, there are so many great expressions available today, there is one aspect of Zinfandel that keeps it from b... Read More

    From the article From the Cellar: Zinfandel

  • Fetzer Goosefoot Road Riesling 2011


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    Wine review by cj1375

  • Fetzer Valley Oak Reisling


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    Wine review by Marcie82

  • Fetzer Zinfandel California Ricetti 1983


    Not particularly aromatic at first though a little spicy and oaky. A bit of air lends this focus and brings out lots of smoke and briar pipe aromas. Smooth with richness still buffering the tannins and acids, which are significant. Lots of raspberry fruit and tobacco early on the palate is followed by a clean, fresh and bracing finish. This is h... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fetzer Zinfandel California Ricetti 1982


    Smoky on the nose with a nice base of black fruit, spicy and a touch of truffle, peppery with a bit of oak still obvious. Smooth and polished in the mouth with a nice core of fading red fruit framed with wood spice and sweet licorice tones. A bit of vanilla and some noticeable astringent tannins still linger on the palate which is followed by a ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Fetzer Moscato Valley Oaks 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by Marcie82

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