Renner Winery

(209) 981-8216 8055 Airola Rd
Vallecito, CA 95251
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In 1995, Doctors Ian and Elena Renner decided to finally plant the vineyard of their dreams, planting their first eight acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Situated on a peninsula overlooking New Melones Reservoir, the land was blessed with cool afternoon breezes coming off the water, and they felt the microclimate here would lend itself to producing world-class grapes and wines. Today their dream is realized with the first release of Estate-Grown wines and Olive Oil. After having been born and raised in New Zealand, Ian spent nearly 10 years working in prominent hospitals in Adelaide, South Australia. It was here that he fell in love with the famous wines of the Barossa. As his love for grapes and wine grew, Ian dreamed of growing and making World-Class wine himself. Ian came to the United States in 1983, became a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and married the love of his life, Elena, a Psychologist who was "just as mad about wine as I was!" Their common dream of Read more »

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  • Zweigelt

    History of the grape:  Zweigelt was created in 1922 by Fritz Zweigelt at the Institute of Viticulture and Pomology in...

  • St. Laurent

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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...

  • Pinot Noir

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