' Winemaking Team - Zialena Winery

Winemaking Team

Mark Mazzoni, Winemaker and Fourth Generation Owner

Mark returned to Sonoma County in 2000 with the intention of learning the family trade.  Hired by Mike Lee of Kenwood Vineyards, Mark spent two vintages learning all aspects of winemaking. After a vintage abroad, he joined the team at Vineyard 29 and started making Cabernets under Philippe Melka.  Recognizing Mark’s wine making talent, Philippe tapped Mark to help him with a new venture in Sonoma County, Flanagan Wines in Bennett Valley where he oversaw planting of new vineyards, construction of the production facility, and the successful release of six vintages. He has been making wine exclusively for Zialena since 2014.