The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 2

While these posts are about the mystery of the GinGin clone, a little background is probably helpful.   The Wente Clone The first California chardonnay was made in 1936 by the Wente Brothers Winery in the Livermore Valley located some 45 minutes east of San Francisco. The wine was made from grapes that were planted … Continue reading The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 2

The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 1

It’s not often that someone with a background in wine retail finds themselves involved in a viticultural mystery of some significance. But things happen…. In no way would I consider myself a qualified viticulturalist or winemaker. My wine career has focused on retail, putting wine in people’s hands. To do a better job of that, … Continue reading The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 1