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Address: 3730 Highway 46 W, Templeton, CA 93465
Phone Number: 805.238.0959
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Best Zins around, bar none

My countless visit to this place was no less distinctive; Frank is a master of Zinfandel, who manages subtly and nuance with a usually bold, fruit forward varietal. His 2013 is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Brother_Kurt
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Central Coast
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150 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice winery, and the wines taste great at the winery, but I recently opened up a wine I bought back in 2009, and it had turned. The wine was horrible tasting. I have a temperature and climate controlled professional wine cellar. I put the wine in a Reidel decanter and let it breathe for 3 hours. The... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My countless visit to this place was no less distinctive; Frank is a master of Zinfandel, who manages subtly and nuance with a usually bold, fruit forward varietal. His 2013 is a remarkable effort and should age beautifully considering how amazing his 2012 and 2011 are. Cellar these puppies or better yet, buy one to cellar and one to drink.... More 

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Thank Brother_Kurt
Nipomo, California
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Small winery. The vines never receive any water. The 5 wines were all great. All bottles cost $47.00. Loved the winemaker's attitude about his wines. Will return.

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Thank kneepomo
United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great chat with the owner/farmer/winemaker. This place is a gem because this man is doing it the right way... small lot farming with a passion for creating great wines!

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Thank Laura Don R
Granada Hills, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited the winery while on vacation. We were greeted warmly and the wine was excellent. Throughly enjoyed the drive and We plan to visit again next year. Recommend this winery to anyone that appreciates growers that don't use pesticides and keep the grapes organic.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

He's a hell of a guy and his wines prove his excellence. You won't be unhappy that you stopped to see this tiny spot.

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Thank ChristenCES
Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic place! Our suggestion is that you leave it until the end of your tour because you will be treated to the most amazing Zin and finish off with the most delicious Port ever!

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Thank Amounaton
Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Frank makes the most fantastic wine if you love zin and you love good zin. Perfect paso flavor. 2011 was a fantastic year...can't wait for 2012 to be released. Frank is a great guy, knowledgable and enjoyable to talk to, an honor to know.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

For the past decade or so we've traveled to the Paso Robles area twice a year to visit their excellent wineries. This area is well known for producing some of the finest red wines, and the climate is particularly well-suited to growing Zinfandel grapes. Frank, the owner of ZinAlley, doesn't advertise his winery so we didn't visit it until May... More 

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Visalia, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Really wonderful port! Service was good, and owner was friendly and grat to talk wine and local attractions with! Superb experience!

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