ZD Wines

ZD Wines, Napa: Hours, Address, ZD Wines Reviews: 4.5/5

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
ZD Wines is owned and operated by three generations of the deLeuze family. Producing world class Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon, ZD Wines is located in Rutherford on the beautiful Silverado Trail. Founded in 1969, ZD's mantra of "(Z)ero (D)efects" is based on founder Norman deLeuze's history in Aerospace - which set the tone for the winery's focus on quality, consistency and style. The ZD style is to craft rich, flavorful wines that reflect the varietal character of the grape. ZD has a strong internal emphasis on ecology. ZD's Estate Vineyards located in Rutherford and Carneros have been certified organic since 1999. The use of an implemented waste reduction program and a water recycling system are in place, and the entire winery is powered by solar, truly reflecting ZD's commitment to the health of the environment surrounding us. The winery welcomes visitors 7 days a week for the seated UnWined Tasting. In addition, special tour experiences are available by appointment, including our Vineyard View Tour & Tasting, Eco Vineyard Tour, Library Selection Tasting and private group tastings. The ZD website provides more detailed information about each of these options.
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p13marina
Houston, TX597 contributions
An Absolute Must!!
May 2021 • Couples
My husband and I and my parents booked The Abacus Experience ($200pp). We’ve been all over Napa, Sonoma, France, South Africa, and many other wine regions throughout the world and this experience was probably one of the best we’ve ever had! Thanks to Samantha our guide! We had a fabulous time. The facility is very nice and has fabulous views. The service, fantastic! As a family owned business you can tell they really care about what they’re doing and it shows in their fabulous wines! Every wine we tasted was fantastic and the snacks that came with our experience were great too! My stepfather who joined us doesn’t drink wine but still very much enjoyed learning and partaking in the experience. The $200 pp for the experience was worth every penny. My husband and I will probably become members of the winery.
Written May 11, 2021
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UHcougarBdaygirl
Houston, TX239 contributions
Wish I could sit and sip here every day
Nov 2020
Had a wine tasting in early November. Kirk was fantastic and very knowledgeable. I felt very safe and comfortable with the social distancing and cleaning practices while we were there. The weather was unseasonably warm but still comfortable to sit on the outdoor patio. Great views of the valley from the patio had of the vines still mostly green but no grapes. Step just behind the parking lot into part of the vineyard to take some awesome pictures with the vines.

The wines were delicious. We were able to sample the inaugural batch of 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2019 Chardonnay, 2019 Pinot Noir, 2018 founders reserve pinot noir, and 2017 cabernet sauvignon, $40 +tax per person and reservations are required. Upgraded to have the salmon rillete and the duck rillete and they were so good I could have ordered more than just one serving of each. Each was a 4 oz serving with some crostini, $15 +tax each.

I loved the convenience of ordering wine while were at the vineyard and wish I could have bought more. Maybe one day I'll be able to join the wine club.

If you can't make it out to the vineyard, consider a virtual wine tasting. More information is available on their website.
Written November 9, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are thrilled you enjoyed the wine, vineyard setting, Kirk's hospitality and our food pairing options. We would love to have you as a First Taste Member and are happy to provide you with more information when the time comes. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Kindly, Chris and The ZD Wines Team
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Sam K
Houston, TX17 contributions
Wine with a view
Sep 2020
Perfect view, great wines and friendly hosts. An added attraction is the ability to add a cheese plate with the tastings. I wish more wineries throughout the valley would do that. Wine is usually better when paired with food.

Also love the story behind their name.
Written October 1, 2020
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Himsharma3141
Carmel, CA27 contributions
Good wines, great views
Jul 2020 • Couples
Located on the Silverado trail, this winery has ‘ZERO DEFECTS’. Beautiful outdoor patio overlooking miles and miles of vines. Great service and good wines. A nice place to hang out for a leisurely afternoon.
Written July 19, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are glad you enjoyed the tasting experience and hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
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DerelN
Schaumburg, IL179 contributions
Excellent boutique wines
Sep 2019
Great tasting experience with a knowledgeable host. Great to taste their special release wines and excited about their Napa Green practices. Recommend checking this age worthy Chards and other wines.
Written October 7, 2019
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markstacon
Orlando, FL217 contributions
Beautiful wines, beautiful tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
We took a tour of the winery and tasted several of their wines. it was a great time. The scenery from the balcony was awesome. The family story and the dedication to wine making was touching. You probably won't see this at one of the giant wineries. Fantastic wines.
Written July 16, 2019
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Hi Mark, Thank you for visiting ZD Wines and for your review, we are glad you enjoyed the wines and hospitality. We have new vintages coming out soon, we hope to share them with you on your next visit to Napa! Kindly, The Hospitality Team at ZD Wines
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Fahmy M
12 contributions
The highlight of Napa wineries!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We planned our Napa trip months in advance, and added the wine tasting schedule to hit a number of old favorite wines, as well as rounding it off with well reviews wineries. ZD was not one we knew well but seemed like a good addition (what an understatement!). From the minute we walked in, through the mini tour on the way up to the patio, and including the exceptional experience with our hostess Jessica during the wine tasting, this was second to none (among the 7 we visited).
Every wine we tasted was amazing (even though we tend to be very picky) and the balcony view was amazing! We even joined the wine club (too good to pass up) and would recommend it at the top of anyone’s list!
Written June 3, 2019
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ClearBlue85
Ashburn, VA55 contributions
Outstanding wine with a view to match
Apr 2019 • Couples
A couple we met in our hotel lobby recommended a stop at ZD. We were welcomed without an appointment by Chris and escorted to a beautiful porch overlooking expansive vineyard views. They recently completed a remodel of the facilities and it is stunning. Our favorite wine was the 2015 Reserve Cab - perfection! Amazing hospitality, great wine, and spectacular views made for a very enjoyable visit! Highly recommend!
Written April 15, 2019
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Thank you so much for your visit to ZD Wines and for your review! We are glad you enjoyed the views and hospitality along with our wines (Especially that 100-pt 2015 Reserve Cabernet!). We hope to see you again soon! Kindly, The ZD Wines Team
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alexandracatton
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Amazing experience with Eric
Mar 2019 • Couples
We SO enjoyed our tasting at ZD wines and even more so because of our amazing server, Eric. He was so knowledgeable, considerate of our tastes, and generous. He had great insight into each wine and truly made it special. We are Cab drinkers through and through, and were phenomenally surprised by how much we enjoyed the Pinot Noir — upon Eric’s suggestion. Highly recommend. Go for the Abacus. Worth every penny.
Written March 15, 2019
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Thank you for visiting ZD and for your review! I will pass along your kind words to Eric. We are glad to have him on our Hospitality Team. We look forward to sharing our new releases with you on your next visit! Cheers!
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CaboKing1
Phoenix, AZ318 contributions
Real Nice Tasting Experience at ZD Wines
Jan 2019 • Friends
We stopped by ZD Wines and Audi led the wine tasting. He was very knowledgeable about the wines he was pouring. The wines were very good but had much better at other wineries on this trip.
Written February 9, 2019
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Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!
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