McManis Family Vineyards

McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal winegrapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region since 1938. McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of winegrapes and after the 1997 harvest, a state-of-the-art winery was designed and built to maximize the resulting wine's quality through small lot handling, whole cluster pressing and barrel storage and fermentation. Our Vision is the sole objective of our family to produce the finest wine and winegrapes in the Northern Interior of California, as well as provide the best service possible. Our dedicated and long term staff utilizes grape growing and winemaking methods found in the ultra premium wineries throughout the world to deliver some of the finest grapes and wine produced in California. Every step in the production process, every business decision Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Petite Sirah

    History of the grape: Petite Syrah is often confused with its parent grape, Syrah, but it has been identified as a se...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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...

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  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Syrah 2011


    Blatantly oak and peppery on the nose, this smells rather odd with lots of cedary, resiny wood and harsh peppery spice. Rounded in the mouth, this enters with some hard acids and soft tannins lending this a rather raw feel. The fruit, raspberry and lightly plummy on the plate, is framed by gently creamy and distinctly vanilla laced oak. Theres s... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir San Joaquin County 2011


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    Wine review by Jkuhle

  • Mcmanis Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    Year after year this is the best wine in the McManis portfolio. Beautiful again and a great value!93pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • Mcmanis Petite Sirah California 2012


    Dark. Jammy, smoky, spicy. Just a little oak. Very nice. One of my favorite petite sirahs. I enjoy drinking a glass of this wine on its own--food not necessary. I have never tried a McMannis Petite that I did not like. Very distinctive sirah out of Ripon, CA. Read More

    Wine review by Xaviera

  • Mcmanis Petite Syrah 2012


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    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Zinfandel California 2010


    Soft nose with fruit forward in the mouth turning acidic with a slight bitter finish. Not jammy or creamy. A little disappointing. Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co

  • Mcmanis California Cabernet Sauvignon 2011


    Dark ruby color with a floral nose. Full bodied with spice chocolate and blackberry. Soft tannins with a smooth finish . Very enjoyable wine. Read More

    Wine review by sammy2co

  • Mcmanis Pinot Grigio 2012


    Nice mix of melon, pear and garden herbs. Fairly complex for a wine at this price, and better yet, it drinks so easy!90pts Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt

  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2012


    Their 2012 wine is very similar to the 2011 but not quite as rich; toasty oak, honey, citrus and a good amount of fruit overall. Nice. My rating -- 88. Read More

    Wine review by Zuiko

  • Mcmanis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir California 2009


    I really enjoyed this Pinot noir. Nice red fruits, juicy and fresh. A steal for the price and great for parties since it goes so well with everything. Read More

    Wine review by mrsrhampton

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