Viano Vineyards

Our century-old vineyard is nestled on hillsides surrounding a fertile little valley where cooling breezes from the Carquinez Straits provide the necessary balance of heat and coolness. Here in our valley, we have a proven combination of ideal soil and climatic conditions favorable for growing premium wine grapes. This Family Estate, now with its 4th and 5th generations, was founded by the Viano family in 1920. They purchased the already planted vineyard which was established in 1888. It reminded them of their vineyards in Piedmont, Italy. This area, once so rich in grapes, was named Vine Hill and home to more than 15 wineries. Some of the original vines still remain while the balance of the vineyard has been expanded and replanted to keep up with new world tastes and desires. Using the most natural, cultural practices possible, combined with traditional winemaking techniques, which includes natural yeast and aging in small oak cooperage, we bring you these fine handcrafted wines. Viano wines are produced, bottled, and marketed directly. Because of this, Viano wines offer exceptional quality and value. VIANO VINEYARDS

To be clear, these are old-school Cali, not Parker-Points wines. Certainly made with more oak and extraction, they are still balanced and pure and the fruit speaks for itself. They offer an excellent counterpoint to the modern style and it is striking that where once Cali was all Cabernet, Viano provide one of only two on the whole 40 wine offer! They have a perfect lick of age and are stunning value for money. STSWine