C.G. DiArie Vineyard and Winery
In the year 2000, Chaim and Elisheva purchased a 209-acre parcel of uncultivated land between the south and middle forks of the Cosumnes River in the Shenandoah Valley of the Sierra Foothills. Located at 1,700 feet, with excellent sandy loam soil, warm days, cool temperate nights, and strong winds to protect the grapes from mildew. Chaim knew that he could plant a vineyard on this property that would one day yield superior Estate Zinfandel and Syrah.
As vineyard cultivation began, Chaim and Elisheva worked together co-designing their cutting-edge, 12,000 square foot winemaking facility. Using the natural slope of the terrain, the winery is built upon two plateaus to facilitate gravity flow, that is a part of Chaim’s delicate approach to winemaking. Featuring two art galleries that display a small representation of the couple’s world-class collection of California art, the winery at C.G. Di Arie is now an facility for Chaim and Elisheva to pursue their passions.