- Sonoma Valley
- Current Owner
- Arthur Kunde & Sons, Inc.
- Planted by
- James Shaw
- Location Notes
11011 Sonoma Hwy, Glen Ellen, CA 95442
Kunde/Wildwood Vineyards & Winery, Martini & Prati, possibly Sebastiani
Although the vines have very low yield, the result is a jammy old vine Zin with a rich, earthy, intense dark fruit and chocolate flavor made more complex by aging in American and European oak for 15 months.
The Century Vine Zinfandel vineyard, a vestige of Louis Kunde’s 1904 purchase, was planted in 1882 by James Shaw. It is 28 acres. Louis Kunde won a gold medal for this Zinfandel at the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco (another gold for a Burgundy, silver for Cab Sauv, Bronze for Riesling and honorable mention for Semillon). Louis shipped grapes to Chicago. Family lore has Louis once, unhappy with the price offered upon delivery, dumping the grapes along the train tracks instead of accepting the insulting price.
It was tested by UCDavis in the late 70’s/early 80’s. They were unable to identify the rootstock. Head pruned without trellis. Dry farmed
- Submitted by
- Keith Kunde