Journeys of Discovery: Lodi’s organic Zinfandel artisans
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Heather Pyle-Lucas (left) with husband David Lucas in their Lodi, California grape fields.
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Lucas Vineyards' legendary old-vine Zinfandel dates from the 1930s.
Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Lodi wine pioneers, Heather Pyle-Lucas and David Lucas, at their historic ZinStar Vineyards. The Lucas’ have been crafting award-winning Zinfandel since 1978, when their winery was one of three in the entire Lodi American Viticultural Area (AVA). Today there are 86 wineries in the region that’s been dubbed the Zinfandel Capital of the World.
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