Planted in 1869, the Original Grandpère Vineyard is one of the oldest documented Zinfandel vineyards in America. Farmed by only four families over its 150-year history, the vineyard produces a very small amount of fruit each year and every ton is prized by winemakers.
Andis is one of only four wineries fortunate enough to get fruit from this vineyard. Our 2016 offering features a rich mouthfeel with flavors of chocolate berries, blueberries, dark fruits, and peppercorns. The finish is long and lingering with spice and creamy oak. An incredible companion to grilled lamb, pork loin, and duck confit.
The California State Fair named it Vineyard of the Year in 2016.
"This gentle giant is full flavored, soft and expansive on the palate and not at all tannic. It's easy to appreciate the ripe strawberry and brown-sugar aromas, rich and slightly sweet fruit flavors lightly accented by oak spice, and plush mouthfeel."