We’re not saying it’s magical, but sometimes, while sipping a Ziveli wine, you can feel the salty wind off the Adriatic Sea.

Ziveli Winery was created by the Nale family. We are proud to bring the spirit of Croatian wine to the San Joaquin Valley. Our roots are in the Dalmatian region, directly across the Adriatic Sea from Italy. We share the same Mediterranean climate and zest for life, so it’s no surprise that we love growing grapes and making incredible wine.

We have grown grapes for decades near Fresno, California. After a trip to the old country and the eye-opening experience of tasting our ancestors’ wines, our son Cole was the first to suggest we take up the family mantle and start crushing grapes ourselves. In that spirit, Ziveli was born.

Croatian shoreline


The Ziveli Family Team

John & Rondi Nale+
John & Rondi Nale, Owners
Hunter Nale+
Hunter Nale, Cellar Rat
Hannah B.+
Hannah B., Social Media Marketing & Wedding Coordinating

The Nale Family

Pictured from left to right: John & Rondi, Sawyer & Hannah, Caleb & Jasmine, Cole, Hunter

Each member of the Nale family has played an important role in making the winery what is is today. Rondi and John are the owners and parents, the eldest son Caleb along with his wife Jasmine started Brick L’Oven, the other two sons Hunter and Cole are both wine making, and Hannah is a wedding coordinator and event stylist! This is definitely a family business, but we wouldn’t want it any other way!


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