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Over the weekend while reading a book ("The New California Wine" by Jon Bonne) I discovered what I think seems to be a very worthwhile organization. As someone who has really grown to appreciate wines made from "old vines" it is rewarding to see that there are people who are trying to protect and promote these vineyards. Below is some information that I took from their website. The organization's URL is also below and they have a Facebook page.
If you love wine from "old vines" please support this effort. You can also register to join their mailing list and get updates (see below)..I have!
"HVS (Historic Vineyard Society) is a non-profit, 501 C-3 organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. HVS’s Mission is accomplished through educating the wine-drinking public on the very special nature of this precious and depleting state, national and global resource.
A currently producing California wine vineyard
Original planting date no later than 1960
At least 1/3 of existing producing vines can be traced back to original planting date"
http://www.historicvineyardsociety.org/pages/item.jsp?catid=50&itemid=897 (to register for the mailing list)
www.facebook.com/HistoricVineyardSociety (Facebook Page)
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