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Tom Feeney Ranch


Russian River Valley


Tom Feeney Ranch contains the most sought after old-vine Zinfandel in all of California. The ranch consists of five distinct vineyards within a 1 mile radius of each other in the Laguna de Santa Rosa flood plain in Russian River Valley. Tom Feeney’s “home block”, what is known as the Piner Vineyard, was planted in the mid-1940s with cuttings from his neighbor, Benardo Montafi. Tom later bought his neighbor’s vineyard, commonly know as the Montafi Vineyard, along a vineyard on River Road, and two vineyards made famous by Deloache in the 1980s-90s called the Barbieri and Papera Vineyards.

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Planted in 1926 by Bernardo’s father, the Montafi Vineyard is farther up the eastern bench of the Laguna de Santa Rosa flood plain, bordering Santa Rosa and is mostly planted with zinfandel and contains a good amount of alicante bouschet and grand noir de la Calmette as well as a bit of Petite Sirah interspersed throughout the vineyard.


The Barbieri Vineyard was originally planted in 1905 by Italo Barbieri along Ollivet Lane in Russian River Valley. The vineyard was planted almost entirely with Zinfandel and dry farmed. The Barbieri Vineyard is known for its white pepper spice and is an integral part of the Tom Feeney Ranch blend.


Papera Vineyard is named for Charley Papera, who planted the vines in 1934, the year after the 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition. Most of Charley’s original planting remains in place today. The vineyard was mostly planted to Zinfandel on St. George rootstock, but contained one block that was planted as a field blend and contains up to 12 different varietal.


The combination of these special vineyards makes up the uniqueness of the Tom Feeney Ranch wines. Our wine in a combination of four of the vineyards with the exception of the Montafi Vineyard. Other producers using the Tom Feeney Ranch fruit include Carlisle Winery, Novy Family Wines, Williams Selyem Winery, Deloach Vineyards, Dutton Goldfield Winery, Ledson Winery, Sol Rouge, Starry Night Winery and Stryker Sonoma Winery.

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