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Winemaker Zach Long

Winemaker Zach Long, who comes to Kunde Family Winery from Napa Valley’s Girard Winery, brings a wealth of international and domestic winemaking experience. A graduate of the University of California at Davis in Viticulture and Enology, Long has experienced winemaking in some of the world’s most acclaimed wine regions including Bordeaux, France, Tauranga, New Zealand, and the Napa Valley. His most recent experience, at Napa Valley’s Girard Winery, allowed him to focus solely on ultra premium red and white wines and to develop his expressive winemaking style, which he describes as “terroir-driven with minimalist intervention.”

“Kunde Family Winery is one of the most unique properties in the Sonoma Valley and the quality of its estate-grown, sustainably farmed fruit is a winemaker’s dream,” said Long. “My goal is to not only produce the absolute best terroir-driven wines possible, but to also uphold the legacy of the Kunde family by letting the vineyards speak through each bottle of wine I craft.”