Monthly Archives: September 2011

Harvesting Ancient Vines in Oakley

In late March of this year about 2200 ancient vines were transplanted from the DuPont property along Brideghead Road to the property often referred to as the “Legless Lizard Parcels” located between the BNSF rail line and Walnut Meadows Drive. The Alicante … Continue reading

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The Great Southern California Blackout

Last Thursday afternoon I was sitting in the Southwest Terminal at the San Diego Airport reading my book and blissfully waiting for the announcement to begin boarding my flight back to Oakland. Startled by a few clicking sounds I looked … Continue reading

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Harvest Time has Started in Oakley

This summer’s more moderate temperatures delayed the harvesting of grapes in Oakley by about two weeks, but it has finally begun. Nearly 80 percent of Oakley’s roughly 500 acres of vineyards is planted in Zinfandel, a variety of red wine … Continue reading

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