THE STORY OF ZIVELI
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.
The Ziveli Family Team
John & Rondi Nale, Owners
John Nale had worked his family’s vineyards for decades and always dreamed about making wine. His son Cole approached him, inspired by a family trip to Croatia, and convinced him that now was the time to build a winery. He has a larger-than-life personality who loves sharing the family vision for wine-making. But he’s just as likely to be out in the vineyards with his sleeves rolled up as he is to be in the tasting room.
Rondi Nale is responsible for all the creativity you see around the tasting room. If you visit, she will probably be one of the first to greet you. The “unseen side” of Rondi is the hardworking manager making everything work smoothly in the background.
John & Rondi Nale can be contacted at email@example.com.
Hunter Nale, Cellar Rat
The youngest Nale, Hunter assists in wine making, and manages the making of wood-fired pizzas at Brick L’Oven on the weekends. We can also credit him for taking care of the winery dogs and chickens!
Hunter Nale can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kara Duran, Director of Wine Club, Marketing & Events
Kara is the newest addition to the Ziveli winery team family. If you are interested in having an event here at Ziveli or joining our Wine Club, Kara is the one to contact!
Kara Duran can be contacted at email@example.com.
Kayla Camini, Director of Tasting Room
Director of Tasting Room
Hannah B., Social Media Marketing & Wedding Coordinating
Hannah is the owner of HansHappenings, her event styling business. Be on the lookout for her exciting pop-up events at Ziveli. Hire her for your event today at hanshappenings.com!
Hannah B. can be contacted at HansHappenings@gmail.com.
The Nale Family
Pictured from left to right: Hunter, Cole, Rondi, John, Hannah, Sawyer, Jasmine, & Caleb.
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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