Nalle Winery

Zinfandel specialists Doug and son Andrew Nalle, a winery that we have imported for nearly twenty-five years, use four Dry Creek Valley grape sources featuring old vines, some pre-1990 from low-yielding bench land soils. French, not American, oak barrels are used and the emphasis has always been on elegance, moderate alcohol (or relatively so by California standards) and a balanced fruit style. Their Zinfandels are a revelation, criss-crossing the line between dry and juicy, and exploring complex aromatic registers of tar, leather, spice and rose-petal.

General information

  • Country


  • Region

    Sonoma, California

  • Total holdings


  • Winemaker

    Doug & Andrew Nalle

  • Established


  • Cultivation

    Dry-farmed and sustainable farming

  • Website

Wines produced

Wine Grapetype(s) Vine age Soil type Vineyard area
Hopkins River Ranch Pinot Noir Pinot Noir - Gravelly clay loam -
Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel Zinfandel - Gravelly clay loam -

Viticulture / Vinification

Red wines

  • Open top fermentations
  • Barrel aged
  • Pinot Noir unfined, Zinfandel fined with egg white
  • Pinot Noir racked 1 to 2 times, Zinfandel racked 4 times