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David Eckert
January 23, 2024 | David Eckert

Zo Wines: A Fond Farewell & Final Clearance Sale

So long from the orignal Zo Wines team!

Dear Zo Wines Lovers,

As we raise a glass to the new year, we bring news that both warms and saddens our hearts.


We're thrilled to announce that our 2019 Zinfandel Winemaker's Select and 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon - Battle Family Vineyards have both clinched the prestigious Double Gold awards at the SF Chronicle Wine Competition! To celebrate, you can now enjoy these award-winning wines at a remarkable 50% discount when you purchase a case. Discover all our accolades here.

Alongside this celebratory note, we also share a bittersweet announcement. After more than a decade of growing and crafting unique, food-friendly wines with moderate alcohol content at our Sonoma County estate, Zo Wines will be closing at the end of March 2024.

Since our inception in 2012, we held a cherished vision: to cultivate diverse estate grapes and transform them into exceptional wines that paired beautifully with food. We envisioned a haven where guests could not only indulge in our creations but also immerse themselves in the beauty of rural Sonoma County, through our "Stay, Taste, Learn, and Explore" concept.

For over five years, we diligently pursued the necessary permits to expand our business and establish a vibrant hub for wine experiences. However, despite our unwavering efforts, we faced well-funded opposition from individuals against small, family-run wineries, coupled with a lack of support for winery tasting events. We explored various alternative paths, but ultimately, with the ever-present challenge of climate change, we concluded that consistently cultivating the grape varieties we cherish, which define our signature wine styles, would be increasingly difficult.

Therefore, with heavy hearts, we have made the difficult decision to close Zo Wines at the end of March 2024.

To our treasured wine club members, words cannot express the depth of our gratitude. Over the years, it has been an immense privilege to get to know each of you and share our passion for wine with such a discerning community.


As we prepare to wind down, we encourage you to stock up on your favorite Zo Wines before they're gone forever. We're extending a special 50% discount on all wine purchases of 12 or more bottles (750ml) or 6 or more magnums (1.5L). As always, case orders come with complimentary shipping. For smaller quantities, your regular club discounts and shipping rates will apply. Simply visit our website here, where all discounts will be automatically applied at checkout.

Our website will remain operational until February 29th, or until our wine inventory is completely depleted, whichever comes first. Wine shipments will commence as weather permits, with the goal of completing all deliveries by March.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your unwavering support throughout our journey. We wish you all the very best in the years to come.

With heartfelt sincerity,

David Eckert, Zo Wines winemaker and owner (retiring)

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