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General Information
Founded: 2000
Owner: Frank & Connie Nerelli
Winemaker: Frank Nirelli
Production: 500
Winery size: 5 acres
Website: http://www.zinalley.com
Email Address: info@zinalley.com
Slideshow: View Slideshow
Wine Tasting Room: yes
Organized Tour: yes
Picnic Area: yes
Wine shop: yes
Hotel, Bed and Breakfast: no
Food Service: no

About The Winery
Rolling hills, Linne Calodo soil, hot summer days and cool coastal nights make excellent terrior for Zinfandel. The dry-farmed, head-pruned vines are grown in the old world tradition to produce a rich and very complex Zinfadel. The vineyard has a south-west exposure to ensure full sun during the day. The gently sloping hills of calcareous shale and adobe soil are reminiscent of the south of France, and allow for excellent drainage, with the afternoon coastal breezes tempering the extreme summer heat. Our wine is made exclusively from grapes on the small Nerelli estate.

About The Winemaker
ZinAlley is a small family-owned and operated winery nestled in the heart of the Central coast's Famous Templeton Gap and was once part of the old Pesenti Estate. Frank Nerelli and his wife Connie bought the property from his uncle, Victor Pesenti, in the early 1970's. They planted dry farmed, head pruned vines, grown in old world tradition with the finesse of modern technology to produce a soft and complex Zinfandel. Following in the foot steps of his father Aldo Nerelli, and grandfather Frank Pesenti, Frank is sharing in the heritage of award winning Zinfandels. With a sense of tradition, a passion for the grape, and a style all his own Frank is producing no more than 500 cases a year of some of the best Zinfandels, California has to offer.

Types of Grapes
Red Wines: Zinfendel
White Wines:

Wines Produced
2008 Nirelli After Hours
2009 Nirelli Generation 4
2009 Zin Alley Zinfandel
2009 Zin Alley Zinfandel Port