Category Archives: Oakley Vines

The Grape Harvest has started in Oakley

Have you seen those vines burdened with a heavy load of grapes? Yep, their nearly ready to harvest and it appears like another good year for California wine. Typically the harvest starts around Labor Day in Oakley, however; the hot … 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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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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The Grapes are Ready to Harvest

If they haven’t started yet vineyard owners in Oakley will soon begin their harvest. Nearly 80 percent of Oakley’s roughly 500 acres of vineyards are planted in Zinfandel, a variety of red wine grape. Other varieties of grapes in Oakley … Continue reading

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Wine from Oakley Grapes

I recevied this info an email yesterday from local vineyard owner Frank Spinelli. The article is from the website WineAccess.com .The 5 acres written about are whats left of the 18 acres that have been farmed since 1955. Located along Main … Continue reading

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