ESTATE-GROWN, SUSTAINABLY-FARMED, FIELD-BLEND WINES
Winegrowers: Betsy & Bill Nachbaur Winemakers: Bill Nachbaur & Clay Mauritson Founded: 1990 Location: Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California Production: Approximately 3000 cases annually
Acorn's Field-Blend Specialty: 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: 32 acres in the Russian River Valley purchased in 1990. Alluvial, rocky clay-loam benchland soils. Certified California Sustainable Vineyard
Wines Produced: Rosato, Axiom Syrah, Heritage Vines Zinfandel, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Cabernet Franc, Acorn Hill, and Medley.
Varieties Grown: Cabernet Franc Block: Cabernet Franc with Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Tannat, and Cabernet Sauvignon Dolcetto Blocks: Dolcetto with Barbera and Freisa Sangiovese Block: Sangiovese with Canaiolo and Mammolo Syrah Blocks: Syrah with Viognier 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.
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