Zenaida Cellars grows Zinfandel, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon at the home vineyard. Our vines grow in a lean soil layered with calcareous shale, clay, and sand. The varied soils are key to complexity int he wine. The vines are head trained or vertical positioned, allowing for adequate sun and airflow. This method emphasizes the leaf surface area allowing for good sugar production and even ripening of the fruit. Low impact and sustainable agriculture practices entail cover-cropping with perennial grasses, recycling grape pommace into mulch, and grey water reclamation. This high quality mulch allows for organisms to proliferate in the soil, which in turn help the plants to uptake nutrients, discounting the need for harsh chemicals fertilizers. Wine quality is driven by soils, climate, and location.
1550 Highway 46 West, Templeton Gap
Planted in 1995