Zina Hyde Cunningham


Zina Hyde Cunningham award winning wine

Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery and the Ledson Harmony Foundation Donates Over $5,000 To Anderson Valley School District

March 2011
Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery in conjunction with the Ledson Harmony Foundation were thrilled and honored to donate over $5,000 to the Anderson Valley School District  Friday, March 25, 2011. The proceeds came from the Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery and its recent involvement with Mendocino County crab and mushroom festivals, where proceeds were matched by the Ledson Harmony Foundation for Children.  AVSD Superintendent J.R. Collins noted “that the most recent donation will be used to fund field trips for the 4th, 5th and 6th graders in the district”.
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People's Choice Wine Awards - 2006 High Valley Barbera Reserve

October 2009
We are proud to announce that our 2006 High Valley Barbera Reserve just received another prestigious honor by being awarded the Lake County's People's Choice Award for the best red wine in the alternative red category. I knew this wine was going to be exceptional when I was picking the grapes.
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Mendocino County Fair Gold Medal - 2006 Mendocino County Zinfandel

August 2009
We are so pleased to announce another Gold Medal for our 2006 Mendocino County Zinfandel awarded recently at the Mendocino County Fair. This Zin was made from the ranch of my dear friend, Jack Cox, who I have known for almost forty years now. Jack has been after me for years to make a Zinfandel from his beautiful ranch in his own little valley just south of Redwood Valley, as he always told me it was one of the best Zinfandel regions in the Mendocino County and he was right; I wish I would have listened earlier.
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94 Points & Editor's Choice - 2005 Lake County Petite Sirah

February 2009
Only a couple of months into the New Year and it seems to be a promising one for Zina Hyde Cunningham as the medals are already rolling in for several of our wines. Besides racking up 94 points and being honored with the Editor's Choice designation by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, our 2005 Lake County Petite Sirah swept the field and walked away with a Gold Medal at the 2008 Los Angeles International Wine Competition.
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Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery Featured in Touring & Tasting

January 2009
Zina Hyde Cunningham Winery is the product of four generations of great wine making. Zina got his start as a winemaker in 1862 after purchasing a 160-acre ranch in what is now the town of Windsor. He bought another ranch in Kenwood and...
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The Passing of Bill Cunningham, a Letter by Steve Ledson

I am deeply saddened to announce the passing of William “Bill” Cunningham on October 3, 2008 after a battle with melanoma. Bill was an amazing person with a big heart and to many a true friend. Along with the many accomplishments in his life, Bill was a successful family and businessman who will be missed by countless friends and family members....
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William Cunningham

William Lloyd Cunningham, a Santa Rosa native, teacher and school superintendent who served as former Gov. George Deukmejian's education adviser, died Oct. 3 after battling melanoma. Cunningham, 82, was described as a "leading California educator" by the Association of California School Administrators, the professional organization he led during the 1970s....
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Zina Hyde Cunningham story featured in Wine Country This Week

In 1865 Mendocino County welcomed Zina Hyde Cunningham to its prime winegrape growing region at the gateway to the renowned Anderson Valley. Zina Hyde Cunningham was a man with a vision who foresaw that he would grow acres of unbelievably fruitful vines from which he would make cases of incredible wines...
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Zina Hyde Cunningham wins two awards at the 2008 National Women's Wine Competition

Two of our wines were awarded medals at the 2008 National Women's Wine Competition, with a silver going to our 2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Reserve and a bronze going to  our 2004 Redwood Valley Zinfandel Reserve. The National Women's Wine Competition is the first and only U.S. based wine competition judged solely by superstar women of the wine industry. Judging was held March 16-18, 2008.

Zina Hyde Cunningham Reserves Win Gold in S.F. Wine Competition

Both our 2005 Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Reserve and 2004 Redwood Valley Zinfandel Reserve wines were awarded gold medals at the prestigious 2008 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. Sixty professional wine judges evaluated 4,235 wines entered by 1,500 wineries from across the country. Judging took place during the week of January 7, 2008.

The Wine Enthusiast awards Pinot Noir 88 points

88pts. - Zina Hyde Cunningham 2005 Reserve Pinot Noir (Anderson Valley); $50.
Made in a leaner, more elegant style that emphasizes restraint, the '05 Reserve has a mineral and rhubarb tartness, and is very dry. Could use a little more ripeness, but is very sleek and streamlined. Probably at its best now. -S.H.