Age of the zinfandel vines in the Grandpère Vineyard in the Shenandoah Valley of Amador County, California, making them the oldest documented vines in the state, and possibly in the world. When the vines were planted in 1869, California was in the giddy aftermath of the Gold Rush, and zinfandel had begun to supplant mission as the state’s leading grape. Today, four wineries make zin from the original Grandpère vines: Vino Noceto, Scott Harvey, Andis and Macchia.

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