Heritage Zinfandel and what makes Oakley so special


One of our smallest production wines, the Heritage Zinfandel, is a blend of three single vineyards in Oakley, CA - Bridgehead, Big Break, and Live Oak. With only about 500 cases made of this wine we are very excited about the final product. We love the chocolate and berry that this wine conveys along with the great acidity you would expect from a zinfandel!

There are a couple reasons why we love Oakley as a place to get our zinfandel grapes, as our winemaker Charlie Tsegeletos puts it: “Oakley is wonderfully consistent!” Usually Oakley is very dry and warm during the day, ripening the grapes to perfection and then cools off in the evening thanks to the Sacramento Delta just to the North, keeping the brightness and acidity in the grapes. These conditions translate into the beautiful zins from Contra Costa County, which keep growing and growing in popularity! We’re proud to have been producing wines from this region since we started in 1982!

In 2013 we had a nice dry and warm spring with temps cooling a bit in September. “The crop was a little bigger than average and the grapes looked great!” says winemaker Charlie Tsegeletos!

So, what is so great about the Heritage Zinfandel? Well, not only is this wine rooted in history with vines dating back to the early 1900’s, but it also has quite a remarkable flavor profile! Get a bottle of the 2013 Heritage Zinfandel today! Enter code: MAYZIN16 at checkout for 20% off your online purchase!