World Class Zinfandel
The Azzaro Way

Azzaro Vineyards and winery, located in Sonoma Valleys Eaast side, is dedicated exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard.

Our vineyard practices are customized to match the particular characteristics of our vineyard to help the vines produce the best fruit possible, and to in turn, achieve the best wine possible. 

Directed by Mark Marvier and orchestrated under the supervision of Mike McGrane of The Dirt Farmer, these practices are extremely labor intensive. Mike and his team implement irrigation and nutrient regimes, trellis system and canopy management, rootstock and clone combinations, and pruning and cane selection for  each block within a vineyard. Because of Sonoma County's diverse geological makeup, even within one vineyard parcel there may be several different types of soil with different degrees of nutrients for vines and water-holding capacity.

In addition, Mike and his team practice sustainable farming techniques, such as recycling organic matter for use as mulch in the vineyards, planting cover crops and other plant species to avoid soil erosion, add desirable nutrients back to the soil and to attract desirable insects to naturally enhance biodiversity and nutrient recycling. 

 

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