Sunset Cellars winery: following the Zen Zin philosophy
Sunset Cellars, in California North Coast’s Suisun Valley, is a small winery known for making fine, award-winning, handcrafted wines. Sunset Cellar’s style is inspired by Zen Zin and involves minimal intervention during winemaking. The wines should reflect the flavor and characteristics of the vineyards. The aim is to make natural, fruity wines that show the distinguishing features and qualities of the various regions.
The wines have great value and quality, and to make them, they need the best grapes
Wines reflecting the character of the Terroir
The winery was established in 1997 and annually produce 1500 cases of wines. They source their grapes from the best, well-maintained vineyards in various appellations of the region. The different grape varietals used by them include Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Charbono, and Chardonnay. Sunset Cellars mainly focus on red wine varieties, but they also occasionally make white wines.
Winemaking with minimal intervention
The best quality grapes are handpicked by the workers and brought to the winery in small batches. Before the crushing, the grapes are hand-sorted in the cellar. After this, the wines are punched by hand and undergo fermentation in half-ton containers. When it is required, racking is gently done. Ageing of wine is done with the restrained use of new oak barrels that enhances the wine’s taste and flavor to the required level. The minimal intervention allows the wine to retain a natural fruity taste and desired structure. Sunset Cellars’ wine rightly reflects the amazing terroir of the land and the quality of grapes and winemaking. Visit the winery for a great time and wine tasting.