Founded in 1969, ZD Wines is owned and operated by the deLeuze family. ZD Wines is a family business that is committed to producing world-class wines, farming organically, and providing first-class hospitality to guests, all while supporting many charitable efforts locally and throughout the country. ZD continues to recognize 50 years of winemaking with each release from the 2018 vintage with a new celebratory label, as the the second and third generations of the deLeuze family carry on the family legacy.
The Journey of the deLeuze family and their quest to make world-class wine.
Meet The deLeuze Family
Our family journey and quest to make world-class wines begins with Norman and Rosa Lee deLeuze.
When Robert was promoted to Winemaker at ZD in 1983, he was the youngest winemaker in Napa Valley at the time.
Brett’s passion and dedication to making ZD Wines a world-class producer has helped elevate ZD to one of Napa Valley’s iconic family owned and operated brands .
Like his father and grandfather before him, Brandon always knew that he wanted to make wine.
Jill worked many summers at the winery during high school on the bottling line, and then transitioned into sales and hospitality after college.
As a Napa native, Scott began his hospitality career at age 15 bussing tables in downtown restaurants.
Growing up in a big Italian family, Winemaker Chris Pisani learned to appreciate the very aspects that make Napa Valley so memorable: great people, history, wine and food.
With the Napa Valley wine country as his backdrop, Chad works in the wine cellar among wine barrels, stainless steel tanks, pumps and forklifts.