WINEMAKING STYLE
"Zen Zin" reflects Sunset Cellars' minimalist winemaking style and respect for our grower's efforts in the vineyards. Our winemaking objective is to express and refine the flavors and characteristics created in the vineyard. All grapes are hand-sorted before crushing. Wines are fermented in half-ton containers and punched down by hand. Racking, done when necessary, is as gentle as possible, and aging features the restrained use of new oak, to enhance the grapes' flavors and not overpower them.

Our goal is to develop supple wines with ample fruit that celebrate the distinguishing characteristics produced in different regions and vineyards.

We are commited to offering wines of quality and value. To this end, we have focused our efforts on discovering and maintaining grape sources which can support this premise.

Sunset Cellars emphasizes red wine varieties including Barbera, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel, but we also make the occasional white.

ESTABLISHED
1997

FACILITIES
We purchase all our grapes from carefully selected, well-managed vineyards in various appellations. The wine is produced and bottled at our Suisun Valley facility, and in Lake County, where we rent space as an independent winery at Mt. Konocti Growers in Kelseyville.

WINEMAKER
Douglas and Katsuko Sparks. Warren Smith is Associate Winemaker and White Wine Czar; when pressed, he sometimes tells us what he plans for the white(s).

TOTAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY
2,000 cases

 

 

WINERY TASTING ROOM
4495 Suisun Valley Rd
Suisun Valley, CA 94534

BUSINESS OFFICE
Sunset Cellars
1223 4th Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tel:
(415)566-2910
Fax: (415) 566-8782
sales@sunsetcellars.com