At Lake Tahoe on our 45th Anniversary

Cary & Diane Zielinsky

Many years ago we started our journey together on our honey moon in Lake Tahoe, CA.  Today, we feel we have come full circle as we now find ourselves on our wonderful California property not far from beautiful Lake Tahoe!  We are excited to share a bit of ourselves and our vineyards with you.  We are chronic do-it-yourselfers.  Our home, barn, vineyards and land development have been done primarily by us alone.  Call us crazy, but it works for us!

Cary has a BS and a MS in Forest Engineering from Oregon State University.  Having spent many years working with various aspects of the Forest Products industry he has collected a skill set well suited to the development and implementation of vineyards.  His special knowledge of soil mechanics and soil preservation has contributed to the well prepared and conditioned soil that Quail Run Vineyards enjoys.

Diane has a BS in Microbiology from Oregon State University.  Her work in the Food Processing industry allowed for unique insights into the roll that LODI RULES Sustainability Program can play in vineyard management.  Having spent many years as a Quality Assurance professional, her understanding of Continuous Improvement in processes fits well with the philosophy of Sustainable Farming.  Quickly realizing the synergies that come with adopting such a program and setting about the implementation for Quail Run Vineyard was a challenge well met for Diane.

Spending free time enjoying the beautiful California sunshine, visiting wineries and vineyards, enjoying a ride on the Harley now and then and then to come home to our sustainably grown vineyards is a joy we look forward to each time we leave.  A glass of wine is always waiting at the end of day…
Quail Run Vineyards
Somerset, California
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