Nicholas Palumbo, passionate Viticulturist and budding Oenologist, believes
in producing only what he grows himself. “I believe there is only two basic
ingredients in making fine wines, the fruit itself and the barrels it ages in”. With
one foot in modern techniques and the other foot firmly planted in tradition,
the wines produced possess a depth and elegance that is becoming harder to
find in California wines.
The Palumbo’s purchased the property in 1998, opened the tasting room
in November of 2002 and have been in operation for 17 years and is also a
California Certified Sustainable Winery and Vineyard.
Specializing in full-bodied reds, the estate-grown and produced offerings
include both single variety bottlings as well as a few special blends, like
the very popular Meritage called “Tre Fratelli”. Other blends like the Shiraz/
Cabernet Sauvignon help round out the wine list and showcase the versatility
and depth of quality that the Palumbo wines are known for. They have planted
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Sangiovese varietals. A block
of Viognier and Syrah was planted on neighboring properties to round out the
line of wines available.
Join Nicholas & Cindy on a wine cruise adventure along the Rhine and Moselle
on AmaWaterways’ brand new ship, the AmaSiena!