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Zinfandel Advocates & Producers Announces Four New Named Zinfandel Selections from ZAP Heritage Vineyard Project
San Francisco, CA (November 25, 2014) For the first time in 24 years, four new Zinfandel selections have been named by authoritative experts from UC Davis and Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP) Heritage Vineyard Project, a collaboration between ZAP and UC Davis, marking the culmination of 17 years of research to date. The four named Zinfandel vineyard selections are Lytton, Moore, Teldeschi, and George Zeni. Each represent a unique set of research data sourced from historic old vine plantings that are geographically diverse from the other selections, proven to make quality wine based on “small lot” productions and immediately recognizable in the marketplace. Click here for article
Revised Plan Keeps the Vineyard in Place - November 4, 2014
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Historic Carignane Vineyard Preservation Threatened By Dutch Slough Restoration Project
If one of your local Carnegie museums was being leveled, how would you feel? Or how about a favorite local landmark or family store that had stood for generations? Historic vineyards are testaments to California's wine heritage and part of our mission is to help bring awareness to these vineyards when they are in danger.
One such vineyard is the Oakley Carignone Vineyard. Why are we bringing attention to a Carignone Vineyard? Carignone and Zinfandel are closely interrelated with Carignone being a common blending grape for many Zinfandels. They've grown side-by-side for over 100 years and, as such, we feel it appropriate to champion their cause.
The Oakley Vineyard is currently being targeted by the Dutch Slough Restoration Project. You can read more about the project and the reasons to save the vineyard by clicking here.
Professor James Wolpert writes letter in support of saving this historic vineyard in Contra Costa County click here.
Review of the 2011 Heritage Vineyard Wine
The 2012 Heritage Vineyard Harvest
Harvest at the Heritage Vineyard
The Heritage Vineyard Committee met in Oakville at the Heritage Vineyard in February to review the small lot winemaking.
Pictured left to right are:
Back Row - Jerry Seps-Storybook Vineyards, Bill Knuttel-Dry Creek Vineyard, Richard Flores-Senior ZAP Consultant, Grady Wann-UC Davis, Rod Berglund-Joseph Swan, Jim Wolpert-UC Davis, Mike Anderson-UC Davis
Front Row - Josh Beckett-Peachy Canyon Winery, Bob Biale-Robert Biale Vineyards, Diane Wilson-Wilson Winery, Joel Peterson-Ravenswood, Carol Shelton-Carol Shelton Wines, David Gates-Ridge Vineyards, Tom Mackey-St. Francis Winery & Vineyards, Rebecca Robinson-ZAP
Photo Courtesy of Richard Migliore