Our Old Stake 1901 Vineyard in Lake County was recently added to the register of the Historic Vineyard Society.
With some vines over 118 years old and still producing, Old Stake 1901 is a unique vineyard, but it isn’t just the age of the vines that’s of interest – it is also their diversity. We have now identified 16 grape varieties and no doubt more await discovery. Needless to say, the wine made from these vines is as unique as the site.
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The Historic Vineyard Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit established in 2011 dedicated to the preservation of California’s historic vineyards. Their mission is accomplished through research, vineyard-related events and education on the very special nature of these historical treasures.
Their database of Certified Historic Vineyards, which now includes Dancing Crow’s Old Stake 1901, lists over 130 sites dating back to the 1870s. Prior to this, a fact-based registry of California’s oldest wine-grape vineyards didn’t exist.
“HVS believes that living historic vineyards are deserving of special recognition and treatment due to their unique beauty, the information they provide as to past agricultural and social practices, their growing commercial significance and the fact that they provide an important living repository for wine grape budwood and genetic material,” says Mike Dildine, secretary of HVS.
Learn more at the HVS website HERE