Bella Vineyards farms some of the most distinct vineyards in Sonoma County; two in Dry Creek Valley and one in Alexander Valley on the edge of the Russian River. The mission of our winery is to make small lots of high quality wine from distinct parcels on these vineyards.
Big River Ranch, our family vineyard in Alexander Valley, is the remarkable home to vines planted in 1906. The naturally low crop levels produces intense flavors of blackberry, chocolate, and black pepper that are quite unique to the vineyard and consistent year after year.
Lily Hill Estate is our vineyard in the heart of the Dry Creek Valley and is also home to our winery. The 85-year-old vines at this vineyard provide the backbone to the estate zin. The fruit flavors exhibit the elegance, depth, and intense black fruit flavors that are hallmarks of old vine zinfandels from Dry Creek Valley.
Rockpile is one of Sonoma County’s up and coming zin producing appellations. We source our fruit from two blocks of vineyards: Westphall and Rocky Ridge. Perched high above Lake Sonoma, this region’s scarce water, thin soils and thick rock bed make it difficult for vines to establish their roots. This struggle produces fruit with remarkable intensity and complexity, making our Rockpile wines the rising zinfandel stars of Bella.
Maple Vineyards is one of the most acclaimed zinfandel producing properties in Sonoma County and we have been fortunate to receive some of this amazing fruit. Tom and Tina Maple have nurtured this gem of an old-vine vineyard by hand and the quality is evident in the finished product.
Two Patch, while not technically a "vineyard", is a blend of two small patches of vines from Big River Ranch and Todd Brothers Ranch, neighbors in the Alexander Valley. Together, they create a wine with an amazing velvet texture and rich complex flavors of black cherry, blueberry and cocoa bean.