Bacigalupi Vineyards

Open Daily from 11:00 a.m-5:00 p.m

Come experience the legacy of our vineyards. Since 1956 the Bacigalupi Family has been growing grapes on Westside Road in the Russian River Valley. We produce estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah under our family label.

Our family is most noted to have contrubited grapes to the 1973 Chateau Montelena that would go on to win the coveted Paris Tasting and forever change the way the world viewed California wines. We continue to farm the 1964 planting of Chardonnay as well as 125 acres of estate grapes.

We invite you to visit our tasting room located in the beautiful Russian River Valley on Westside Road. Members of the family are always on hand to share our history and farming techniques.



Credit Cards Accepted: American Express, Discover Card, Master Card, Visa

Wine Type: Chardonnay, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Rosé, Zinfandel

Facilities: Air Conditioning, Gift Shop, Group Tours, Group Tours by Appointment, Handicap Accessible, Open to the Public, Picnic Facilities, Special Events, Tasting Fee, Tasting Fee Refundable with Purchase, Tours, Tours by Appointment, Wines By The Glass,
Private Tasting and Vineyard Tour Experience Our private tasting experience begins with a short historical vineyard tour through some of our oldest Chardonnay plantings on the estate from 1964. This tour will give you a glimpse back in history documenting nearly 60 years of premium grape growing in the Russian River Valley. After the tour, relish in a private wine tasting on our outdoor patio with an offering of 4-5 wines, available only through the tasting room. Enjoy a selection of cheeses thoughtfully paired with our wines. Offered by appointment Friday- Sunday $30 per person Contact us for a booking: 707-473-0115 or tastingroom@johntylerwines.com

Visit the website at: http://bacigalupivineyards.com/

E-mail: nicole@bacigalupivineyards.com

New Wine Releases

2012 Petite Sirah (Sep 24, 2014)
225 cases made Winemaker Notes 2012 was as close to a perfect vintage as we have seen in the Russian River Valley. We started the year out with a warm, dry winter which was followed by a very wet spring. No one realized at the time what a large crop would set out of all of that! Summer was hot with cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen earlier than we had seen the past few years. Production Notes We harvested the grapes for our Petite Sirah in the early morning hours in mid-October. The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard, then destemmed and 50% crushed and put into tank for a 3 day cold soak. The must was punched down by hand once per day during the cold soak, then twice per day during fermentation. The finished wine was drained off the skins, and the skins were gently pressed at very low pressures. The wine was racked twice in its lifetime. Tasting Notes This wine has a deep purple color with big, dark fruit flavors of blackberry, black cherry and hints of cola and spice on the nose. The palate is fruity and rich, with enormous silky tannins that seem to carry even more depth and fruit with them over the mid-palate. The finish has just a hint of acidity to balance it all out. Though this wine is big and bold, it will be tasting great upon its release date and will be the perfect wine to cellar for a long time too, if you prefer and can wait that long!

2012 Zinfandel (Sep 23, 2014)
Winemaker Notes 2012 was as close to a perfect vintage as we have seen in the Russian River Valley. We started the year out with a warm, dry winter which was followed by a very wet spring. No one realized at the time what a large crop would set out of all of that! Summer was hot with cool evenings, allowing the grapes to ripen earlier than we had seen the past few years. Production Notes We harvested the grapes for our Zinfandel in the middle of the night in early October. The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard, then destemmed and 50% crushed and put into tank for a 4 day cold soak. The must was punched down by hand once per day during the cold soak, then twice per day during fermentation. The finished wine was drained off the skins, and the skins were gently pressed at very low pressures. The wine was racked twice in its lifetime. Tasting Notes The 2012 Bacigalupi Vineyard Zinfandel lives up to its rich heritage with bold blueberry, blackberry and cassis aromas that are followed by black pepper, spices, and hints of lavender and orange peel. The dark fruit continues onto the palate with tons of blackberry and black cherry flavors and subtle vanilla undertones. The tannins are plentiful but soft and smooth, and continue onto the finish in a delicate, lingering way. This wine is so intensely flavored that it may be hard to resist right now, but it will continue to age nicely for some time.