The sight of free standing “head trained” vines found in older vineyards in Lodi, California was the original inspiration for Gnarly Head Old Vine Zin and hence the name “Gnarly Head”. These 35 to 80 year old vines have twisted, old trunks and branches sprouting leaves like unruly umbrellas – truly gnarly heads. Grapes from these old vines are small and few, but offer big flavor!
But Zinfandel is not the only California grape that can be Gnarly. Our winemaking team also selects grapes from some of the best vineyards in Northern California for our Gnarly Head Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Gnarly Head wines are easy to drink and pair with food, created to bring people together for celebrating past escapades and future adventures.