- Russian River Valley
- Historical Producers
“Our own estate vineyard was planted in 1927 by Alcide Pelletti on the eastern bench of the Laguna de Santa Rosa flood plain. Both sides of the Laguna were popular for settlement by Italians immigrants in the early 1900’s. Today, thanks to families like Pelletti, Frati, Marcucci, Pietro’s, Carlo’s, Mancini, Maffei, Montafi, Bacigalupi, Gambogi, Fava, and Saitone, this area represents “ground zero” when it comes to old-vine Russian River Valley zinfandel.
As was typical in the early 1900s, Carlisle Vineyard is a field blend consisting of predominantly Zinfandel with a sprinkling of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Grand Noir de la Calmette, Tempranillo, Peloursin, and others. In fact, to date, we have identified 43 different varieties. A veritable varietal wonderland!”
- Submitted by
- Mike Officer