Great news for historic Lodi vineyard
Sharing this exciting news about the historic DeLuca Vineyard property (planted 1961) in Lodi’s Clements Hills appellation. Thank you, Michael David Winery, for your work to help preserve these old vines!
Michael David Winery preserves history and purchases historic Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel vineyard
Released on PR Newswire on November 15th, 2017
Michael David Winery announced today the purchase of the historic 160-acre DeLuca Vineyard property, located on the eastern edge of the Lodi sub-appellation of Clements Hills.
This property has been in the DeLuca family since 1961. Louis DeLuca planted the vineyard of own-rooted head trained Zinfandel in 1961 from cuttings of another family Old Vine Zinfandel property down the road. Before long, fruit from this ranch was sold to multiple wineries and continued this way for over forty years. In 2004 Michael David Winery started purchasing fruit from this vineyard for their growing 7 Deadly Zins program and by 2009 started absorbing the entire production.
Farmed under the Lodi Rules sustainable program, this vineyard has been deemed one of the highest quality Zinfandel sites that Michael David sources from and consistently ranks in the upper echelon of the 100+ lots of Zinfandel produced by the winery. This large acreage will serve as a consistent source for Michael David Zinfandels, especially its 7 Deadly Zins.
“We are fortunate to have been able to acquire this historic ranch and vineyard. The preservation of Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is forever on the forefront of our minds and we are ecstatic the DeLuca family and Dave Devine have chosen us to continue the proud farming traditions they have preserved for so long,” says Kevin Phillips, Vice President of Operations at Michael David Winery.
Read full press release here.
SOURCE: Michael David Winery