With the presence of grapes in our community a question I am often asked is: what wine do I buy that has Oakley grapes in it? I could offer wineries, such as Cline, Bogel, Bonnie Dunes, Gallo and Rosenblum Cellars, but I didn’t have a clue about specific bottle of wine, until now. After a recent CC Times article about the book I published regarding saving ancient vines in Oakley I received an email from Tony and Kathy Mason. The transplanted wine lovers are relatively new to our community and since arriving have done a great deal of research pertaining to the wines created from Oakley grapes. They have also started their own blog www.co-cofermented.blogspot.com
We have exchanged a number emails trying to determine the best ways to put a spotlight on our local wines. The first effort is providing a list of wines. Kathy sent me a list that she has complied of wines made with local grapes. The problem with printing a list is keeping it updated and current. With that caveat being said here is Kathy’s list. Those highlighted are no longer available.