VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
Zayante Vineyard is an organically grown vineyard and boutique winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyard is on a south facing slope between 100 and 1300 feet elevation.
The original vineyard was planted in 1875 on a land grant signed by Ulysses S. Grant. The vines were pulled out during Prohibition. Doc Mount purchased the property in the 1920s and planted an apple orchard. The land changed hands in the 1950s, the apple trees were removed and the ranch raised cattle until 1974. In 1984, Gregory Nolten and Kathleen Starkeyh-Nolten purchased the ranch. They re-established the vineyard and winery and Zayante Vineyard was bonded again in 1988.
The vineyard is open for visits during Santa Cruz Mountain Winegrowers Association Passport weekends. Visits are also available by appointment. Pinot Noir is offered from purchased grapes.
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