Sonoma, CA (PRWEB) May 17, 2016
Vintage Wine Estates (VWE, http://www.vintagewineestates.com/) announces the completion of several planned renovation projects at Viansa Sonoma (http://www.viansasonoma.com/). The 167 acre property and hilltop winery has recently undergone extensive updates to the vineyards, wetlands and property; including the construction of a new Wine Education Center, private vineyard outlooks and stunning views of surrounding wetlands bustling with bird life. The vineyards that encompass the winery have been replanted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, two varietals more fitting for the estate’s San Francisco bayside location.
“Viansa may have been a diamond-in-the-rough when we acquired the property two years ago, but now it is one of the must-see wineries in the entire Sonoma Valley.” said Pat Roney, CEO of Vintage Wine Estates.
The replanting of the Viansa Sonoma Estate vineyards was completed last fall with Carneros-friendly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The replanting project further allowed for improvements to vineyard practices, including the addition of recycled compost to add natural nutrients to the soil and the build-out of a 6 mile drainage system that allows for better water management. The first wines from these vines will be made from the 2017 vintage and will complement the Sonoma focused wine portfolio, overseen by Winemaker, Amy Ludovissy.
Once a thriving eco-system, the approximately 97 acres of natural wetlands had succumbed to erosion and overgrowth rendering it less habitable to waterfowl and wildlife. “The Wetlands conservation project at Viansa Sonoma is more than a concept; it’s a commitment to sustainability by the winery team and our advisors and partners; DIRT FARMER Co and Ducks Unlimited.,” continued Mr. Roney. Geese, wrens, red-tail hawks and more are returning to this pristine environment in droves after being absent for many years.
Viansa Sonoma boasts three new vineyard outlooks, which are unlike anything in California wine country. Three individual open air “cabins” jut out over the estate vineyards just above the wetlands, where visitors can enjoy a tasting of the winery’s best wines alongside a selection of local cheeses and cured meats.
Lastly, Viansa Sonoma announces the opening of a new on-site Wine Education Center adjacent to the tasting room and winery marketplace. The building comes complete with seating capacity for 200+ people and expansive views of Sonoma Valley.
Viansa Sonoma is open every day from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information on the visitor experience at Viansa Sonoma check out http://www.Viansasonoma.com or call 800.995.4740. For additional information about Viansa, contact Mary Ann Vangrin at mvangrin(at)vintagewineestates(dot)com or Stephanie Peachey at speachey(at)vintagewineestates(dot)com.