Michael Pozzan Winery

About

The pleasure of good wine is not just about balanced flavors, a fragrant nose, or lush colors. It’s also about the moment when that first sip is taken, with family or friends, over favorite foods or during special occasions. Michael Pozzan creates wines for moments like those, wines that capture the best of the varietals he blends, vintage after vintage. His long-time experience with growers from premier Napa and Sonoma vineyards allows him to seek out and then hand-select exceptional fruit each growing season. These are wines of high quality and exceptional value — wines you’ll want to share with those you love, and with those who love wine. Michael Pozzan Winery currently produces 125,000 cases per year and distributes wine under four labels — Michael Pozzan, Annabella, Dante and Marianna — in select markets throughout the United States.

Location Description

Located on the corner of Oakville Crossroad and Highway 29.

Features

  • Over three generations of devoted Italian-winemaking traditions.

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History

What began as a love of terroir, has grown into a legacy. With his roots extending to Italy’s famed Piemonte wine region, Michael Pozzan was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but spent summers with his grandparents on their 35-acre vineyard estate. Located in Healdsburg, Michael’s grandfather had purchased the land after WWII. He planted zinfandel grapes to sell to local wineries, but always retained a portion to make wine for family and friends. Michael learned the winemaking craft first hand, following the seasons of the grape in one of California’s most celebrated wine-producing regions, with his grandfather as his guide.

Today, Michael Pozzan Winery is owned and operated by Michael and his wife Mary Ann, also a native of California; as well as with sons Matthew and Dante. Having worked with other wine producers over the years, Matthew and Dante assist their parents in production, sales and marketing after having anticipated joining the family business since they were young. Founded in 1991 and based in Oakville, the heart of the Napa Valley, Michael Pozzan Wines carries on an enduring tradition. In Italy, Michael’s family still owns the original vineyard his great-grandfather planted over 150 years ago. Here in California, using grapes exclusively selected from premier Napa and Sonoma County vineyards, the wines of Michael Pozzan remain highly regarded for their consistent quality and value.

Awards

Pozzan 2010 Russian River Chardonnay: 2012 CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition — Silver

Pozzan 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir: 2012 CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition — Silver

Michael Pozzan 2009 Chardonnay, Russian River: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — Gold

Michael Pozzan 2010 Chardonnay, Napa Valley: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — Silver

Michael Pozzan 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley: San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition — Silver

Michael Pozzan 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County: Affairs of the Vine — Silver

Pozzan 2009 Oakville/Napa Valley Zinfandel: 2011 CA State Fair Commercial Wine Competition — Silver

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Hours

Daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Address

7830-40 St. Helena Highway
Oakville, California 94562
United States

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