Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and certified sustainably-farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife.
After the sale of Fetzer in 1992, John Fetzer and his siblings retained a few thousand acres in ranch land and vineyards for the Fetzer family. By 2001, he and his wife, Patty Rock launched the Saracina and Atrea wine brands. John acquired the coveted Sundial Ranch along the Upper Russian River in the early 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, the ranch was renamed Saracina after a centuries-old farmhouse and vineyards in Tuscany where he and Patty spent their honeymoon.
In October 2018 the Taub family expanded its presence in California when the family purchased Saracina Vineyards. According to Marc Taub, CEO of Taub Family Companies “With the acquisition of the Saracina Ranch, I am proud to establish a foundation for my family in a region that I believe has vineyards of historic proportions. The estate will become the home base for the production and cellaring of our California wines, and we will develop the property over the long term for strategic growth and expansion.”
Saracina is located along the Upper Russian River in northern California’s wine country. The 400-acre ranch which includes a winery and sustainably farmed vineyards, is also home to a 140-year-old olive trees, vegetable gardens, beehives, and local birds and wildlife. The handcrafted, limited production Saracina wines reflect a conscious sense of this beautiful place in Mendocino County.
Founded by husband and wife team John Fetzer and Patty Rock in 2001, Saracina has always been defined by a strong sense of family. In 2018, Marc Taub took on stewardship of Saracina, upholding the spirit of family ownership that has defined this iconic Mendocino winery since inception.
The third generation of his family immersed in the world of wine, Marc operates two highly-regarded import companies representing wines from top appellations around the globe. Over the last six years, he has also been cultivating a small portfolio of domestic wines from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino.
Together with winemaker Alex MacGregor and the team at the beautiful Saracina Ranch, Marc and his family are thrilled to take on leadership of the estate and carry on the values and quality that have defined Saracina since the beginning.