Diener

Red Hills, Lake County | 28 acres

Sitting at an elevation of 1,700 feet, Diener is in the Red Hills sub-appellation of Lake County, north of Napa Valley. The property is owned by third-generation farmers William and Charles Diener, whose ancestors were on their way to Sausalito when they were waylaid in Calistoga and eventually wound up at the walnut orchard that is now Diener. The vineyard looks like an amphitheater with terraced hillsides, and the Zinfandel grapes have an unmistakable cracked black pepper aroma that gives definition to the word terroir.

Varieties Zinfandel, Petite Sirah
Soils Aiken Series
Wines Rombauer Zinfandel
Dates Planted 1996