Meet the Farmers: Lorenzo Vineyard

Jul 03, 2014
Meet the Farmers Lorenzo Vineyard Vineyard: Lorenzo Vineyard Farmers: The Bazzano Family Variety: Chardonnay Landmark Wine: Lorenzo Chardonnay Since 1974, the Bazzano family has been farming this vineyard in the Russian River Valley. John and his wife Phyllis live on property. Originally they planned to plant their vineyard to Chablis, but when the nursery had a mix up with their order, they ended up planting the vineyard to chardonnay instead. Lorenzo Vineyard, named for John’s grandfather, is one of the few Russian River Valley vineyard sites with old vine chardonnay thanks to this serendipitous mistake. Lorenzo Vineyard has always been a family affair. John and Phyllis are both retired school teachers, but back when they were still teaching winter and summer breaks were a time for work in the vineyard. All the children helped. Their grown sons, John Jr. and Matt, are still involved with the family business today. The whole family, even the grandchildren, pitch in during harvest and pruning times. Meet the Farmers Lorenzo Vineyard Meet the Farmers Lorenzo Vineyard - Chardonnay Meet the Farmers Lorenzo Vineyard - Bazzano Family