127-year old Zinfandel Vines at Lodi's Jessie's Grove Winery
Still harvesting Zinfandel grapes from vines planted in 1889, Lodi’s Jessie’s Grove Winery cherishes the oldest Zinfandel vines in the entire Lodi Appellation and amongst the oldest in California. Join Sarah Williams and winemaker/owner Greg Burns at the Lodi tasting room.
Jessie’s Grove Winery and the surrounding vineyards, known as Spenker Ranch, has been owned by the same family since 1868—just three years after the conclusion of the Civil War.
Net yields per acre of ancient Zinfandel vines are substantially less than from young vines, but once you have a taste of the exotic elixir you’ll understand just why old-vine Zinfandel is so coveted and cherished.
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