Gamba Vineyards and Winery is a small, family owned and operated winery in Sonoma County, California. The winery was founded in 1999, by Agostino and Paulette Gamba, the realization of a life-long dream. The estate vineyards have been in the Gamba family for over 50 years, although the vineyard itself is over 100 years old.
Agostino and Paulette Gamba
Winery Philosophy: “We are excited to continue to bring you more of our hand crafted, small lot wines in the future. We are continually exploring possibilities with our attention on new horizons. We have established connections with great vineyards, such as the Moratto Vineyard, among other small family owned ranches, and are considering the prospect of working with additional old vine vineyard sources on a small scale to add to our single vineyard designate program. Check in with us for future release information, as we would love to share these new and exciting small lot offerings with you. Thank you for all of your support for Gamba Vineyards and Winery. We are honored to continue on with our generations of family farming, and the ability to share with new friends the bounty of our old vine vineyard and others like it .”
-Agostino & Paulette Gamba
Guided by the family heritage of over six generations of wine grape growing - it is a firm belief at Gamba that wines are made in the vineyard. Every Gamba Zinfandel is an individual expression of the vineyard with each unique vintage.
The limited production, hand crafted wines are a tribute to the art of farming, as much as they are to generations of old world, traditional winemaking. As the few remaining old vine vineyards slowly continue to disappear from the landscape, Gamba holds dear and strives to preserve what is quickly becoming a limited commodity - truly Old Vine Zinfandel.
The new generation has carried on with an eye on the future. Agostino Gamba, Jr. has been dedicated to continuing his family's wine grape farming tradition for over 25 years. It was the realization of a lifelong dream when in 1999, Agostino, along with his wife Paulette, started producing Gamba wine under their own label. It was a natural stepping stone for Agostino to reach this ultimate goal and bring the legacy full circle.
Varietals Produced: Zinfandel
Today, Agostino and Paulette manage all aspects of the vineyard and winery. They enjoy life on the vineyard while making wine and raising their three growing children.
The vineyard has been organically dry farmed since its original planting in 1900, and produces a very limited yield of highly concentrated fruit.