McManis Family Vineyards is a grower and vintner of premium varietal winegrapes located in the Northern Interior of California. The company was founded in 1990 by Ron and Jamie McManis - fourth generation family farmers. The McManis family has been growing grapes in this region since 1938.McManis Family Vineyards currently operates over 2500 acres of winegrapes and after the 1997 harvest, a state-of-the-art winery was designed and built to maximize the resulting wine's quality through small lot handling, whole cluster pressing and barrel storage and fermentation.
The 2011 Chardonnay from McManis Family Vineyards, has a vibrant hue, and is light straw in color. The nose of the wine is a beautiful gallimaufry of Pear, Peach, Lychee and tropical fruit. Notes of Vanilla and toast are contributed from French Oak aging. A richly textured offering of melon, Pear and Pinapple flavors are palpable in the mouth. The finish is long, filled with the tastes previously mentioned and has a nice acidity that invites another drink.