Mangels Vineyards grows varieties that are well-suited to the specific sites, where their vineyards are located in Suisun Valley. As trends in wine change, Mangels Vineyards continues to search for new varieties and techniques that lend well to the valley’s climate and soils. Vines are well spaced, the canopy is open to encourage airflow, which also exposes the fruit to dappled sunlight. In an effort to become more sustainable, the vineyards are grazed throughout winter and the growing season with miniature sheep. The sheep are provided by George’s company, Green Grass Grazers. The short sheep can’t reach the fruit; but do a great job mowing and fertilizing, while reducing pesticide and diesel use.
Our first priority is to produce wines that express the true character of each grapevine, as it grows in Suisun Valley. We want the fruit to shine and any winemaking techniques (oak versus stainless, malolacatic fermentation, etc) to be a subtle background to enhance the expression of the fruit and the terroir. Another goal is to create wines that are ready to drink now and pleasing to the consumer. The Mangels and Richmond families love to see Suisun Valley shine through in every glass of their wine and hope you will enjoy our wines on a regular basis.
Mangels Vineyards Wines: Petite Sirah, Pinot Grigio, Red Blends, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah, Tempranillo, Verdelho, Viognier, White Blends