Zichichi

(707) 433-4410 8626 W Dry Creek Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
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Zichichi Family Vineyard and Winery is family owned and operated in the heart of zinfandel country in Dry Creek Valley. Zinfandel and Petite Sirah vines were originally planted on St. George root stock in 1920.The vineyard, which is head-pruned and grows in rocky, gravelly soil, begins on a hill and rolls down to Dry Creek. My wife and I purchased the vineyard in 2000 and have been designing and planning the winery since that time. Construction was completed in the summer of 2006 thus helping to ensure the culmination of my dream of raising my family in the wine country. Traditional winemaking techniques are utilized in our wines allowing for the clearest expression of the vineyard. Our wines are of superlative quality and thus require a great deal of sacrifice. The wines are aged 20 months in French and American Oak and blended for the final product. Come visit our new winery complete with a rustic tasting room and enjoy a picnic overlooking the vineyard. – Description from Dragac

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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...

  • Zinfandel

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

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  • Zichichi Family Vineyards Old Vine Estate Zinfandel 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Very deep purple color. Surprisingly red-fruited on entry. I get a fair amount of red raspberry. This is followed by a somewhat bitter earthiness. Then some stiff tannin kicks in which gives it a lot of masculinity. The slight bitterness may be an offshoot of the tannin. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Well we're still doing triple digits on the Fahrenheit scale here in the ... ... that I stumbled onto the Zichichi winery while driving around the Dry Creek valley over a year ago.  This is their "Old Vine Estate" Zinfandel--not to be confused with their "Estate" Zinfandel.  They are able to keep track of which blocks are "Old Vines" and which... Read More

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  • Zichichi Family Vineyard Estate Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley 2013

    Snoothrank:

    Fairly dark purplemore blue than redcolor. Brambly, blackberry on the nose. ... this is not the "Old Vines" Zichichi Zinfandel. When I review that version, please do not merge these in together. They are different wine Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Zichichi was definitely not a destination. We were lured in by his barrel tasting sign out front.  We enjoyed the visit and the tasting.  Turns out Mr. Zichichi was a doctor in New Orleans who pulled up stakes after Katrina and changed careers as well.   Read More

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  • Manny, I thought the acronym for the "gang" you saw was RUB--Rich ... bike into Sturgis.I visited Zichichi last June and enjoyed it quite a bit.  I ordered some of their estate Zins and some Chalk Hill Cab to be delivered this spring.  Their "futures only" marketing strategy is certainly interesting and distinctive.  I am curious, Manny, was Z... Read More

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  • A few favorites:Zichichi - went there for a barrel tasting and would up buying futures on the Zin - really enjoying it.Dutcher Crossing - Andrea and I had a fun time in the tasting room hanging out with a local motorcycle "gang" (more like lawyers on Harleys).  Excellent selections.Preston - Always enjoy their Viognier, and their breads and oliv... Read More

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  • Last week while I was up north:Enkidu:2013 Shamhat Rose of Syrah2009 Odyssey ... never do--buy futures.  Zichichi Family Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley is up a dead-end street, pretty much, off the beaten path.  Their "Barrel Tasting Today" sign sucked me in.  It was a lot of fun.  So, I tasted three wines out of the barrel, and bought two bottl... Read More

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  • Zichichi Zinfandel Dry Creek 2005

    Snoothrank:

    What a nice surprise! Pulled this from the cellar thinking it would be well past its prime, but it was great. Light in colour for a zin, but it still had some great front-end fruit. After an hour it opened up more, and the finish really smoothed out. Wish I had more of this! Read More

    Wine review by ErnieEB


  • There are lots of great wine events coming up in the SF Bay Area including: a Chocolate and Wine salon Sun 4/16, Passport to Dry Creek 4/30-5/1 , California Cabernet Spring Barrel Tasting 5/2, RAP Pink Out Tasting 5/10, Uncorked 5/21, TAPAS 6/5 and more.  For details and links for ticket purchase go to www.vinogger.com under wine events  Read More

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  • I love everything about this winery - the wines are great, the owner is amazing, the patio is a lovely place to sit to enjoy the wine. I think this is a must stop on any wine tour in Sonoma (Russian River Valley/Healdsburg area).

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  • Zichichi Zinfandel Dry Creek 2005

    Snoothrank:

    Enjoyed the soft punch it had. I usually refer to a red zin as being powerful enough to punch you in the face. This one was a little softer. Read More

    Wine review by Gantt Hickman


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