Mazzocco Sonoma

Antoine Favero

Winemaker Antoine Favero has a colorful personal history. He was born in the Champagne region of France, but at an early age moved with his family to a coastal fishing village in Peru. When Antoine was nine years old, he and his family relocated to Northern California’s wine country.

While attending the University of California at Davis, Antoine discovered enology and quickly developed a passion for the art and science of creating exceptional wines. He further honed his winemaking skills by working at several premier wineries, specializing in Bordeaux and Rhone varietals, as well as Zinfandel. Over the years, Antoine has made Mazzocco a can't miss destination for flavorful and unique Zinfandels.

As a winemaker, Antoine believes wines are “nurtured” rather than “produced.” His wines express the unique varietal and terroir characteristics of each vineyard site. There is no one more in tune with his Zinfandels, his wines, than Antoine. Each is a unique piece of work and tribute to the vineyard and grapes used to make the wine.