Robert Biale Vineyards
The Biale Zinfandel tradition began in the 1930’s when Pietro Biale, an immigrant from Genoa, began planting Zinfandel (a variety we now know is from Croatia and a favorite of pioneering California winemakers) on his farm in the town of Napa in 1937. Since that first vintage in 1991 the winery has created a series of a dozen small-vineyard Zinfandels from other historic family vineyards in Napa and Sonoma and, under the direction of new winemaker Steve Hall, has become regarded by collectors, “ Zin geeks”, authors, wine writers, and sommeliers as among the very finest and most sought after producers of Zinfandel - being dubbed in 2010 by Wine Spectator as Zinfandel Grand Masters. The experts concur: Biale, along with a few select producers, has elevated California Zinfandel to that of internationally recognized status.
Biale has also become highly sought after for growing and producing the finest contemporary examples of Petite Sirah - California’s other most notable heritage variety (and a Robert Parker unapologetic favorite). Biale also produces red blends and Zinfandel using Petite Sirah.