VOLUME 9, ISSUE 50
November 21, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Bouchaine Vineyards: A Winery Steeped in Carneros History On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir Heart & Hands Wine Company Sips of Recently Tasted California Chardonnays Pinot Briefs Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Zayante Vineyard is an organically grown vineyard and boutique winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard is on a south facing slope between 100 and 1300 feet elevation.
The original vineyard was planted in 1875 on a land grant signed by Ulysses S. Grant. The vines were pulled out during Prohibition. Doc Mount purchased the property in the 1920s and planted an apple orchard. The land changed hands in the 1950s, the apple trees were removed and the ranch raised cattle until 1974. In 1984, Gregory Nolten and Kathleen Starkeyh-Nolten purchased the ranch. They re-established the vineyard and winery and Zayante Vineyard was bonded again in 1988.
The vineyard is open for visits during Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association Passport weekends. Visits are also available by appointment. Pinot Noir is offered from purchased grapes.
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