Haywood Estate Winery

707-996-4298 18000 Gehricke Road
Sonoma, CA 95476
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The history of Haywood winery begins in 1973 as Peter Haywood searched for land that would produce exceptional grapes. In a valley just one mile from Sonoma’s historic town square he found what he was looking for thin, dry soil on sunny well drained hills that would yield a limited quantity of intensely flavored fruit. Haywood named the vineyard Los Chamizal the Spanish term for the hardwood thickets that covered the valley. He purchased 280 acres of hard ground and spent the next five years clearing and planting what would eventually become Los Chamizal Vineyards. Today production focuses on the grapes grown in Los Chamizal’s unique mountain terroir and emphasis will continue to be on the three estate Zinfandels, Los Chamizal, Rocky Terrace and Morning Sun. The vineyard’s 42 acres of Zinfandel, grafted with budwood selections from seven North Coast vineyards pre-dating prohibition are planted in nine distinct blocks with soils ranging from well-drained sandy loams at the lower elevations to thin Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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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