We’ve been fans and members of the Historic Vineyard Society for some time and are deeply appreciative of the work they do registering and preserving California’s old vineyards. You can check out their website here: www.historicvineyardsociety.org.
It is our pleasure to share with you their end-of-2022 newsletter.
|Dear friends, |
Thank you so much from all of us at HVS for another wonderful year. 2022 marked the return to a more “normal” year for us since pre-COVID, with the triumphant return of our Vineyard Tour & Dinner events at Ridge – Lytton Springs! The event included a fascinating tour of Lytton Springs and a presentation about the history of Dry Creek Valley by Ridge Vit Intern Ryan Brennan, followed by a delicious dinner by Wood Fire Smoke BBQ paired with an incredible lineup of wines from the historic vineyards of Dry Creek Valley. In case you missed it, please check out the great photos by Larry Piggins taken from the event, linked here: www.historicvineyardsociety.org/events/2022-vineyard-tour-and-dinner.
In July, HVS board members participated in an informative panel tasting with the Vitis group at UC Davis, getting to speak with the next generation of winemakers and viticulturists about the importance of historic vineyards. To close out the year, in November we had the pleasure of putting on an tasting at Compline Wine Shop in downtown Napa featuring wines from five of Napa’s historic vineyards: Haynes, Alfred Frediani, Morisoli, Brandlin Estate, and Library vineyards.
Our online registry continues to expand, with several vineyards added this year, including Stony Hill’s 1948 Block (St. Helena), Nicolini Ranch (Lodi, planted in the 1930s), Beatty Ranch (Napa Valley, planted in the 1910s), and Cathy Corison’s Kronos Vineyard (St. Helena, planted in 1971).
We’re approaching a very exciting time as many outstanding vineyards are on the cusp of turning 50 in the next few years. As a reminder, if you see a vineyard missing from our website or information that needs to be updated, we invite you to submit the vineyard on our website www.historicvineyardsociety.org/submit-vineyard or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The registry is very much a community-supported project, and we appreciate all your support sending us vineyards to research or anything that might need to be updated online.
As the year comes to a close, we’d like to remind you about a few ways to support Historic Vineyard Society. While we operate with as little overhead cost as possible, we do have a few expenses to keep HVS up and running, and your support is crucial in helping us continue our work toward promoting and preserving California’s oldest vineyards.
Ways to Support HVS: HVS Annual Membership (starting at just $50/year) HVS Ah-So Wine Openers are available on our website here – a great gift for wine collectors! A One-Time Donation to HVS Do you shop on Amazon? If so, be sure to shop on Amazon Smile and choose Historic Vineyard Society to support – and a portion of your orders will be donated to HVS! We are actively planning our event calendar for 2023 and look forward to being in touch with details as soon as plans are confirmed! As always, if you have any questions about HVS, please don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
The HVS Board of Directors