Malbec is a grape that enchanted me all those years ago in Argentina. Every time I taste my Malbec, it still brings me back to the beloved country of Argentina that started my love affair with wine. The 2018 Cecchini Family Vineyard Malbec captures that joy of what my winemaking is about: culture, community, food and quality wine.”
– Cristina Gonzales, Proprietor & Winemaker
The Malbec is sourced from the Cecchini Family Vineyard which is located in the Contra Costa. The land has been in the family since 1948 with 35 acres of planted vines of Chardonnay, Marsanne, Muscat, Roussanne, Zinfandel and Malbec. The soil content is made up mostly sand, sandy loam and all dry farmed. The Malbec vines are 25 years old and the vineyard was certified as an organic vineyard in January of 2019.
ABOUT GONZALES WINE COMPANY
Gonzales Wine Company works with heart and the firm belief that everyone should have access to quality wines. Not just Two-Buck Chuck—we’re talking elegant, old-world style wine delicious enough to enjoy alone, yet dynamic enough to pair with food.
Our wines are made naturally, with no added yeasts and minimal sulfur, in the heart of Santa Rosa. Because the most important work is done in the vineyard, Cristina works closely with the organic, sustainable vineyards of Northern California to raise fruit meeting her vision and specifications.
CELEBRATING HISPANIC ROOTS
A small group of Oregon winery owners and winemakers who share a Hispanic background and have come together to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th, 2020 in order to share our stories, display the diversity of the Hispanic cultures which span most of Latin America and Spain, and as small business owners give back to the Spanish-speaking community in Oregon.
To commemorate the Celebrating Hispanic Roots initiative, Cristina is offering a rare selection of her last vintages in California, interweaving her days of California winemaking with her Oregon roots. This package includes her 2018 Malbec (above) and her 2018 The Revolutionary Red Blend, named for Mexican Revolutionary Emiliano Zapata. Also included is a bound, hardcover journal featuring artwork of The Revolutionary label.
10% of sales will be donated to the Latino Partnership Program of the Oregon Community Foundation which funds efforts within education, leadership development and community bridge building that address social and economic issues within Oregon’s Latinx/o community. Click here to learn more.