Wines from the heart of Kenwood… that’s what our award winning wines are known for around Wine Country and beyond. Bold flavor. Self taught. Unorthodox. You could say we’re Wine Country mavericks who have our own vision and irreverent style.
If you’re new to the straight talking gusto of Manzanita Creek Winery, welcome! We invite you to try our award winning wines ranging from Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Syrah, and more in our Healdsburg tasting room, smack dab in California’s famous Wine Country.
What makes our wines in Kenwood unique? It began with the brothers who started it all, Jack & William Salerno, crafting award winning wines to the beat of their own drummer.
“Just want to tell it like I see it. We make our living making and selling wine. Some people see us as a cult winery, but that is not our intention. I think wine is part of the backdrop, kind of a texture of life….not a freakin culture. It’s something to drink, not to worship. Still, we are humbled that so many people love our wines, and for that we are grateful.” — Jack Salerno
In 1990, Jack & William Salerno first laid eyes on Dry Creek Valley in Healdsburg, California and never got Wine Country out of their minds. Some said they were out of their minds to open a winery in 2001 with the economy being what it was. But the success of Manzanita Creek Winery proved that the Salerno brothers knew what they were doing.
Manzanita Creek wines are never angular or boring. They are nuanced with intense flavors that have captured the hearts of wine drinkers and wine judges. The award winning wines of Manzanita Creek are consistently well judged and well reviewed with lots of high scores and gold medals to prove it.
“I’m no rookie at tasting wine and your Zinfandels are the best
I have ever had…Period! I have never said this to any winemaker.”
Jeff Johnston, Novato CA