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Sausal Vineyard and Winery

7370 Highway 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448

Tasting:   Open 10 to 4:00 pm Daily
Complimentary Tasting with reserve tasting $10, fee credited
10% case discount
Price Range:   $10-$35 per bottle
Established:   1973
Vineyards:   125 acre Sausal Vineyard
  10,000 cases
Winery Dog:   Gypsie & Sophie (Cats)

Sausal Vineyard and Winery Description

Sausal Vineyard & Winery is a back-lane, peaceful winery down a long drive off of Highway 128. Driving in towards the tasting room, you are surrounded by the winery's gnarled, old vine Zinfandel vines (some over 100 years old). Owned and operated by the Demostene family, the winery produces small lots of entirely estate grown Zinfandel, as well as other varietals, from its 125 acre Sausal Ranch property.

The tasting room is unpretentious and laid-back. The wood beamed ceilings and oak tasting counter add charm. There are picnic tables in their patio with shade under a generous grape arbor. A grassy lawn area is available for events.

The tasting fee is complimentary and gives you access to their notable old vine Zinfandels, produced from some of the oldest in Alexander Valley.

The Sausal Ranch shows three distinct soil types because of influence from the foothills, the bordering Sausal Creek, and the near by Russian River. Soils toward the back of the property are classified Suther-Laughlin Loams. These soils have shallower top soils that contain more clay. Fertility of these soils is low which helps stress the vine, forcing it to produce concentrated and intense fruit.

Sausal Vineyard and Winery Features

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Family Run
Historic Features
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Cabernet Sauvignon
Picnic Sites
Gift Shop
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ifly250, Ft. Myers
Sausal is a very laid-back affair. As you drive up, you pass these old time Zin vines and pull into a small little parking lot. The tasting room is accented with beautiful wood beams and is nice and airy. Their Zins are probably most famous, and we got to try some Zins from some of the oldest vines in Alexander Valley supposedly. The outdoor area lends itself well to picnicking, and there is ample shade too (since it gets so hot up there!).

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