PEZZI KING WINERY
Ken and Diane Wilson first made a name for themselves specializing in Dry Creek Valley Zinfandels. us the purchase of Pezzi King Vineyards is an ideal match for the Wilson family’s philosophy of producing small quantities of high-end, handcrafted wines. The Wilsons, who are the owners of two other highly regarded Zinfandel-producing small wineries, Wilson Winery and Mazzocco Sonoma, are thrilled to have this 137-acre farm set in the hills above Dry Creek Valley.
At the heart of this beautiful property are the vineyards, 65 acres of world-class Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon—which allow the Wilsons to continue their commitment to producing only the nest wines possible while investing in the personal relationships with their clientele through private wine club participation. Ken Wilson commented that, “I’ve always admired Jim Rowe and the Pezzi King wines, especially the estate Zinfandels. Pezzi King changed the way we looked at Zinfandel and turned the local winemaking world upside down with its 1995 Zin. Its rich, jammy, and fruit-forward style became the new standard of excellence in Zins.” No where in America are conditions better suited to producing world-class Zinfandels than Pezzi King’s home: the Dry Creek Valley
Winemaker Chris Barrett’s passion and expertise are present in every bottle he produces. He won a prestigious 4 Sweepstakes awards, including a rare “Double Sweepstakes” award at the 2012 Sonoma County Harvest Fair, in addition to multiple Double Gold and Gold medals. He has accumulated numerous 90+ Robert Parker and Wine Enthusiast ratings on multiple varietals and vintages, making Chris one of California’s top winemakers.