When founders Koerner and Joan Rombauer moved their two children, two horses and five dogs to Napa Valley in 1972, they arrived armed with an appreciation for the intimate relationship between food and wine. Their appreciation stemmed from Koerner’?s great aunt Irma Rombauer having authored internationally renowned cookbook the Joy of Cooking and his ancestors originating from the winegrowing region of Rheingau, Germany, where wine is considered an essential complement to a meal. Appreciation bred passion, and Rombauer Vineyards was established in 1980. Thirty-five years later, the winery remains owned and operated by first- and second-generation members of the family.
Introduced to California during the Gold Rush, Zinfandel is considered by many to be America’s heritage grape. A tribute to California wine history, Rombauer Vineyards Zinfandel was sourced from some of the state’s oldest and most revered wine regions, from family-owned vineyards that in some cases date back over 100 years. This wine blends lots from select vineyards in top growing regions: Amador (36%), El Dorado (23%), Lake (22%), Napa (12%) and Sonoma (7%) counties.