Mangels Vineyards

The Mangels and Oberti families have been farming in Suisun Valley for over 100 years. Gary and Katy Mangels formed a partnership with George Richmond and Gina Oberti Richmond to produce wine under the Mangels Vineyards label. They make a good team, from growing the grapes to making the wine.

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Sample outstanding wines poured by actual winemakers and growers from five distinct, family-owned wineries.

Mangels Vineyards Suisun Valley Petite Sirah

Farming Philosophy

Mangels Vineyards grow 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.

Winemaking Philosophy

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.

Visit us
Our wines are available to taste and purchase at the Suisun Valley Wine Co-op. When you stop by, ask for us by name, Gary and Gina. We’d love to chat with you and share our wines.

Mangels Vineyards Wines: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Verdelho, Rose, Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Tempranillo

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