We began producing an interesting series of vineyard specific old-vine Zinfandels in the 2004 vintage. The collection contains this wine, Wind Machine, along with Three Goose, Old Barn and Wagon Wheel. The vineyard that provided these grapes is in Dry Creek Valley and is protected from frost by a noticeable pair of frost preventing fans. Frost is a true threat to successful grape growing. The towering wind machines at this location give us assurance that our crop is protected. Wind Machine Zinfandel provides the zesty flavors and engaging aromas expected of Dry Creek Zinfandel delivered on a deftly balanced, embraceable platform.
Silver Medal, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Special Offers for ZAP Members
Tasting Discount: $5.00 * ZAP Members - no charge for tasting; guests are two for one tasting fee.
Wine Purchase Discount at Winery: 15% on cases 10% on bottles Offers ZAP Members Invitations to Wine Club or Special Events
Winery Founded: 1981 Winery Location Region: Northern Sonoma Cases Produced: 3,000 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $10.00 * Tasting fee waived for ZAP members who present their membership card.
Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our winery’s website for details: www.alderbrook.com
Has a Wine Club: Yes * We created this club specifically for Zinfandel devotees. Club Zinfandel members receive six annual shipments featuring Alderbrook Zinfandel from our estate and various old vine vineyards. See website for details. Offers Winery Tours: Yes Offers Vineyard Tours: Yes Food Available at Winery: Yes * Select artisan cheeses, deli meats, and gourmet goodies. Has a Picnic Area: Yes * Alderbrook is the perfect setting for a Sonoma winery picnic. Our wrap-around veranda and in-the-vineyard lawn offer a stunning wine country view from the comfort of shaded picnic tables. Our tasting room offers everything you'll need: a bottle of wine and glasses, select artisan cheeses, deli meats, and gourmet goodies. We look forward to seeing you!
Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only * Monday-Thursday tours only