A List of Oakley Wines

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.

About Kevin

Councilmember - City of Oakley, Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit, Transplan, San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority and RD 2137, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction
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1 Response to A List of Oakley Wines

  1. Drew Goin says:

    I believe that you have an opportunity to encourage Kathy and Tony Mason to map out the various vineyards of Oakley for wine nerds like me, as well as tourists.

    The greater attention you bring to your community’s unique heritage, the more consumer awareness of what you have will grow! Who else in California can offer such a broad range of 100+ year old own-rooted vineyards of Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignane, etc?

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