About This Winery
Airplanes, runways and Zinfandel don’t always mix, but here on the border of the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Appellations you can have your wine and watch the airplanes too.
Situated on a small hilltop overlooking the local Healdsburg Municipal Airport is a premium red-wine-producing winery making food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux blends, Sauvignon Blanc, a Chardonnay, and their specialty — Zinfandel. The spacious tasting room opened in 1998 and has a wall of glass windows that look out on a picnic area situated amid lawns and gardens. To the west is a view of the airport runway, with the occasional private plane coming and going. The black granite tasting counter and slate stone floors create an upscale environment for sampling their wines. A small gift shop is available for browsing.
Four different Zinfandels are produced, each coming from specific vineyards within the Dry Creek and Alexander Valley Appellations. Their 2004 Quinn Vineyard Zinfandel is described as “raspberry jam aromas accented with spicy pepper that delight your senses, with a dense core composed of cassis and cacao with lush tannins.”
The winemaker, Antoine Favero, was born in the Champagne region of France, but ended up in Northern California after spending some of his youth in Peru. He believes wines are "nurtured" rather than produced. His resume includes work at Sebastiani, Gundlach-Bundschu, Bartholomew Park and Wilson Winery. He is currently overseeing the new winery building being constructed behind the tasting room.
Be sure to try the Zinfandel-filled chocolate or sample a cookie drizzled with their Chocolate Raspberry Cabernet Sauce. There is no food available, but you may bring in food and enjoy good Mazzocco wine in their picnic area.↑ Less
Winery InformationHours: Open daily 11 to 5 pm
Tasting Fees: $5 tasting fee
Price Range: $15 to $40 per bottle
Vineyards: 18 acres
Production: 25,000 cases
- Gift Shop
- Casual & Relaxed
- Family Run
- Kid Friendly
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir