Mazzoni-Live Oak Vineyard

Contra Costa
Contra Costa
Current Owner
Mazzoni Vineyard, LLC
Location Notes

5181 Live Oak Avenue Oakley, California 94561


Most likely Sebastiani Winery or the grapes were sold to home winemakers located anywhere in the USA and Canada.

Historical Producers

Cline Cellars, Inc from 1984 to 1994
Trinitas Cellars, LLC from 2002 to 2006
Three Wine Company from 2007 to present


The wine is dark black and blue to the edge, with raspberry, boysenberry, violets, supple tannins and perfect acidity. The wine shows staggering ancient vine concentration with a briary density and silky, velour-like mouthfeel which is classic Mazzoni-Live Oak.


Planted right around 1885 by an Italian immigrant family named Mazzoni.

Two second generation brothers, Spike and Guido Mazzoni, farmed the vineyard into the early 1980s and ran an automobile repair shop on the property as well.

After being purchased by a company with plans to build a co-generation plant the new owners leased the property to local farmers.

The property was bought by Mazzoni Vineyards, LLC in May of 2015.

The old block (about 2.5 acres) is a classic field blend consisting mainly of Zinfandel but with rogue vines of Mataro and Carignane blended in. A few vines of Muscat Alexandria and one vine of Rose of Peru also are in the mix.

The balance of the vineyard (5.5 acres) was planted to Petite Sirah in 1998.


Two-thirds of the original vines were planted on their own roots and are still in production today.

The Delhi Sandy Loam is over 30′ deep over most of this property.

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Submitted by
Mathew A. Cline