HISTORY: Since the 1870's, the Mauritson family has been growing grapes in the Dry Creek Valley, selling the fruit to many top wineries in Sonoma County. Six generations and 140 years later, we decided to take advantage of our own bounty and start making wine under the Mauritson label. In 1998 the first vintage of Mauritson Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel was produced and the Mauritson Family Winery began.
WINEMAKING: It's been said many times... great wines begin with great grapes. With 270 acres of vineyard in Sonoma County (including 120 acres in Alexander Vallley, 110 acres in Dry Creek Valley and 40 acres in Rockpile) we are not only able to source the absolute best of each vintage, we are also able to meticulously follow our passions... to preserve the unique characteristics of each vineyard. To do this the harvested grapes are handled separately in “small lots” throughout fermentation, allowing the winemaker to bring the individual lots to their fullest potential before the final blending.
ZAP Member Since: 2003 Winery Founded: 1998 Winery Location Region: Northern Sonoma Cases Produced: 10,000 Winery Open for Tasting: Yes Winery Charges for Tasting: Yes; $$5 & $10 * All tastings complimentary for Wine Club Members. We offer a complimentary $5 tasting to visa signature card holders. Retail Sales at Winery: Yes Offers Online Sales: Yes * Check our winery's website for details. Has a Wine Club: Yes * We offer three levels of Club Membership. Please check our website for information or contact the winery directly. Offers Winery Tours: By Appt. Only Offers Vineyard Tours: Yes Food Available at Winery: No Has a Picnic Area: Yes * We have two large picnic tables on our patio and numerous adirondack chairs on our lawn. Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: By Appt. Only * If you are intersted in a private tour and tasting with our winemaker please contact our Director of Hospitality at the winery. Offers a Barrel Tasting: By Appt. Only * Please contact our Director of Hopspitality to set up a barrel tasting.