Manzoni Estate Vineyard
Manzoni Estate Vineyard enjoys an idyllic combination of climate and terrain. The vines are planted on well-drained, hillside slopes that generally experience cool, foggy mornings and sunny afternoons.
The Manzoni Family has been farming in Monterey County for several decades. In 1921, Joseph Manzoni immigrated to America from Switzerland and established a dairy and farm. He grew some grapes on his land and made homemade wine and grappa.
In 1990, Joseph’s son, Louis, and grandsons, Mark and Michael, began planting grapes on the family’s five and a half acre property. At three to four tons per acre, yields are quite low, and the grapes are concentrated and flavorful.
In 1999, the first wine was made under the Manzoni Estate Vineyard label. Current production includes the 2004 Private Reserve Pinot Noir, 2004 Pinot Noir, 2004 Syrah, and 2004 Chardonnay.