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Estate-grown, Sustainably-farmed, Field-blended Wines

Overview

Estate-Grown, Sustainably-Farmed, Field-Blend Wines


Winegrowers
Betsy & Bill Nachbaur

Founded
1990

Location
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California

Winemakers
Bill Nachbaur & Clay Mauritson

Production
Under 3000 cases annually

Wines Produced
Cabernet Franc
Dolcetto
Sangiovese
Axiom® Syrah
Heritage Vines Zinfandel
Rosato
Medley® (Blend of Blends)
Acorn Hill® ("Super Tuscan")

Passion
Growing and producing co-fermented field-blends (the grapes are interplanted, harvested, and fermented together) creating balanced, food-friendly wines made in the old-world style.

Alegría Vineyards
Certified California Sustainable Vineyard
32 acres in the Russian River Valley purchased in 1990
Alluvial, rocky clay-loam benchland soils

Primary Varieties
(We grow more than 70 grape varieties)
Zinfandel Blocks: Originally planted in 1890. Zinfandel with Alicante Bouschet and Petite Sirah, plus Carignane, Trousseau, Sangiovese, Petit Bouschet, Negrette, Syrah, Plavac Mali, Tannat, Muscat Noir, Peloursin, Béclan, Cinsaut, Grenache, Palomino, and Monbadon
Cabernet Franc Block: (1991) Cabernet Franc with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Tannat, and Cabernet Sauvignon
Dolcetto Blocks: (1991) Dolcetto with Barbera and Freisa
Sangiovese Block: (1991) Sangiovese with Canaiolo and Mammolo
Syrah Blocks: (1991) Syrah with Viognier


Physical Address
12040 Old Redwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA (not our mailing address)


Phone
707-433-6440

Email
nachbaur@acornwinery.com

Open for tasting and sales by appointment only


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To view an interactive map of our vineyards, visit the Vineyard Map page.

Download a PDF of our vineyards.

Download a PDF of the Medley® Grape Palette.