Category Archives: Oakley Vines

2016 looks fruitful for California wineries after a hard year – from the San Francisco Chronicle

By Esther Mobley California’s 2016 wine grape harvest is under way, and after a freakishly early and low-yielding 2015 vintage, things seem to be back to normal — sort of. The bump in yields promises some financial relief for the … Continue reading

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Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project SEIR is final

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIR) for the Dutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration Project in Oakley addresses the potential environmental impacts of the Project. The Project entails wetland and upland restoration and public access to the 1,178-acre Dutch Slough … Continue reading

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The Oakley Grape Harvest is Coming – Share the Road

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, their nearly ready to harvest and despite the 2-year-long drought it appears like another good year for California wine. Typically the harvest starts around Labor Day in … Continue reading

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2013 – Record grape crop – USDA releases preliminary crush report

California’s 2013 crush totaled a record high 4,685,075 tons, up 7 percent from the previous record high 2012 crush of 4,387,434 tons. Red wine varieties accounted for the largest share of all grapes crushed, at 2,405,942 tons, up 5 percent … Continue reading

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When it comes to Zinfandel, old is the new black.

I’m often asked  – where do the grapes from Oakley go? This is from an email a friend forwarded to me: Zinfandel from Contra Costa County, California. SRP of $16 and available for $11 at Costco. Sample submitted for review. … Continue reading

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Ancient Vines along Marsh Creek

Next time you wander to the north end of the Marsh Creek Trail, stop on the bridge, and look to your right and you’ll see a vineyard in the sand. I thought that this vineyard had been abandoned but recently … Continue reading

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Harvesting 100 year old vines

In late March of 2011 about 2200 ancient vines were transplanted from the DuPont property along Bridgehead Road to the property often referred to as the “Legless Lizard Parcels” located between the BNSF rail line and Walnut Meadows Drive. The … Continue reading

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