- Russian River Valley
- Planted by
- Location Notes
1835 Olivet Road, directly across from Mancini Ranch and north of DeLoach Vineyards
Joseph Swan Vineyards
- Historical Producers
Prior to Joseph Swan, Fulton Valley Vineyards for one year (1986). Earlier farmed by Cecil DeLoach. Unknown if they ever bottled it on its own.
Typical Piner/Olivet Road area old vine zinfandel. Blackberry and black pepper with pronounced acidity. Includes some interplanted red varieties including alicante bouschet
One of the last of what once was a vast number of old vine, primarily zinfandel vineyards in this neighborhood. Interestingly, planted during the early years of prohibition when grape prices rose dramatically due to the loophole in the national prohibition act which allowed heads of households to produce up to 200 gallons of wine, tax free and legally, per year.
- Submitted by
- Rod Berglund