Katz Vineyard

Dry Creek Valley
Current Owner
David & Cecilia Katz
Planted by
Location Notes

Located directly adjacent to Lytton Springs (actually have to pass through same gate), immediately Southeast.


An exclusive to Quivira Vineyards, who lease and farm the site to CCOF-certified standards, including annual certification.


A true pre-prohibition Zinfandel, Katz Vineyard was planted in 1900 and is Quivira’s smallest production wine.  Planted as a “Mixed Black” vineyard, with Zinfandel as the primary variety (>75%) it also includes Petite Sirah, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, and even some white varieties.  There are also varieties we can’t yet identify.  The sandy, gravelly loam soil yields grapes, and wine, with exceptional natural acidity, even when picked fully ripe.  This tiny vineyard in the Lytton Springs area consistently produces a wine that embodies the essence of Dry Creek valley with a mix of both red and dark fruits, baking spice, and subtle earthiness.

Submitted by
Hugh Chappelle
View of Historic Vines at Katz Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

Old Vine at Katz Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

Historic vines at Katz Vineyard, Dry Creek