The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 3

With that bit of educational background, now its time to tie the pieces together.   The Mystery Appears 2012 marked the centenary of the first chardonnay plantings at Wente and to celebrate, the winery decided to hold a symposium on the role of the family and the clone in the history of California’s wine industry. … Continue reading The Mystery of the GinGin Clone: Part 3

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