...WELCOME TO THE KINGDOM OF KAZ...
Some of you have come by the winery to find a new name out front. Sorry about that.
With its traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts,The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation. The extreme weather will continue into Summer 2015, which is expected to be predominantly hot and dry.
We're a Real Family Owned and Run Establishment
The Kaz family buys all of the grapes to make there wines now starting 2015. But as a family we still designs all of the labels, bottle by hand & Kaz or a family member will be in the tasting room much of the time.
We started in Sonoma Valley with 400 cases in 1994, got up to 2,000 cases in 2005, 2006 & 2007, but the economy eased us back down to a comfortable 1,000 cases a year. You think we have a small selection? Think again. We only average two barrels per wine which means we've got more options than most wineries our size. We also source fruit from Lake County. No distribution for us guys, we make very small batches to support any distribution.
Our new production 2015 will be even smaller. Where it will settle in we don't know yet. 200-400 cases annually is where the number will go at least in the near future.
We specialize in Complex Reds, Bold Blends, Rare Varietals (Barbera, Lenoir, Petit Verdot, Petit Sirah, etc,) and Ports like you’ve never seen (red, white and blush!). On top of all of this we do a few other things that set us apart like adding low or no sulfites to our wines, wild yeast when we can. Kaz says: "I don't like to add noth-en, no how, no way!"
As for what varietals we will be making this first year up in Lakeport Petit Sirah will be a the for front, Barbera, Lenoir and some Nebbiolo. We are looking for something whites right now.