Grey Fox Vineyards in Oroville offers four main estate-grown varietals: Sangiovese, Syrah, Barbera, and Zinfandel--suitable to the region's warm climate.
Smaller plantings of Grenache, Mouvedre, Dolcetto, Muscat and Viognier finish out the vineyard and allow for some creative blending.
The Chardonnay, Merlot, and Cabernet grapes come from the Mendocino area, which has the cooler conditions necessary to give Grey Fox the premium grapes needed to create these outstanding wines.
But all Grey Fox wines are carefully crafted here in an underground, climate-controlled winery.
Come visit Grey Fox and share in the fulfillment and pride of this incredible endeavor. Taste the premium wines and you'll understand why wine-making has become their ultimate passion.
Before founding Grey Fox Vineyards in 1996, the Arrigoni and Cecchi families spent much of their free time pursuing their passion for flying small planes. It was on these getaways that conversations turned to dreams of planting a vineyard and building a winery. Bruce's family had a tradition of making wine at home and Gary had a good chemistry background. A seed was planted and it began to take hold.
They all sought out viticulture courses at U.C. Davis and committed themselves to a new passion--wine growing. While Bruce, Gary and Jeanne are involved in the vineyard and winery operations, Pat is busy handling sales and wine tasting events. Their goal is to create high quality wine by constantly overseeing and improving their vineyard to produce great fruit.