At Biale our estate vineyards comprise 30 percent of the winery’s wines. The majority of our wines are sourced from other family vineyards throughout Napa and Sonoma Valleys that share the same dedication to farming for quality that we do.
Oak Knoll District Estate. The old vines planted in 1937on the Biale ranch in Napa that produce our signature wine.
The Biale Ranch
(a prime source for Black Chicken). Oak Knoll District Estate. “Black Chicken” was for the old code name for Aldo’s secret Zinfandel, younger vines behind Aldo’s home.
Napa. Planted in 1920 on Napa’s Silverado Trail, named for the Italian immigrant father of Dorothy Rossi and the grandfather of Tony Rossi – Theodosio Grande.
The Biale Block. Napa Valley. The four-acre Zinfandel site planted at this acclaimed mountain ranch above Oakville. Aldo’s and Old Crane clones on St. George rootstock. Stagecoach in the press: www.wine-blog.org/index.php/2013/04/05/the-most-significant-planting-of-zinfandel-in-our-modern-era-by-dave-pramuk/
Old Crane Ranch.
St. Helena Appellation. Planted on west St. Helena’s gravel-rich soils in the 1880’s by Dr. Crane, a Napa Valley pioneer.
Old Kraft Vineyard.
St. Helena Appellation. Planted in the 1890’s and rescued and restored by Bill and Margie Hart.
St. Helena Appellation. Jack Varozza continues a family tradition at this historic site along York Creek.
Calistoga Appelation. Sonja Spencer’s one acre planted by her grandmother in 1924 in the town of Calistoga near the hot springs.
. Carneros Appellation. Century-old vines near the town of Sonoma once farmed by Ron Mick’s grandfather John Valsecchi.
Monte Rosso Vineyard.
Sonoma Valley. Legendary mountain vineyard farmed by the Louis M. Martini family for three generations and now owned by the Gallo family.
Napa Valley. Scenic and historic vineyard preserved by Bill Moore near Coombsville in Napa along Hagen Road first planted in 1905.
Rockpile Rocky Ridge Vineyard.
Rockpile. The Rockpile appellation has quickly become renowned for its great Zinfandels. The fifth generation Mauritson family is leading the way.
Pagani Ranch Vineyard.
Sonoma Valley. The Pagani Ranch in the Sonoma Valley is an iconic landmark for lovers of Zinfandel. The fruit from century old head-trained vines is prized by winemakers.
photo credit: Peter Rossomando