Windwalker Vineyards

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Appellation: Fair Play Viticultural Area
Location: 7360 Perry Creek Road
Fair Play, California 95684
Phone: (530)620-4054
Winemaker: Dominic Mantei
Tasting Room: Medium
Days/Hours: Daily, 11:00 to 5:00
Parking: Medium
Picnic Facilities: Picnic Area Available
Red Wines: Sangiovese, Barbera, Primitivo, Zinfandel, Lady in Red (Bordeaux blend), Ruby Port
White Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Orange Muscat
Production: 10,000


The Winery

The tasting room is very bright and cheery with high ceilings and tile floors. They offer some really nice wine style home decor for sale along with their wonderful wine selection. The exterior of the building represents a very Sierra Foothill style architecture with two large deck areas that offer picnic facilities. The grounds are quite pleasant, with a small pond surrounded by vineyards.

The Vineyards

The vineyards were first established in 1984 and include such varietals as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and a few Italian style grapes. The winery also purchases old vine Zinfandels from other Sierra foothill vineyards.

The Wines

Windwalker is known for its Zinfandel wines, including an Old Vine Zin from vines sourced in the Foothills. They also produce a Primitivo that is quite exceptional and a number of different wine styles including Bordeaux, Rhone and a little bit of Italian.

The Winemaker

The winery was recently purchased from the Gilpin family by Jim and Alanna Taff. The Taffs have engaged winemaker Dominic Mantei to create the wines of Windwalker. 

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