Italian Indigenous Varieties: Falanghina from Campania

This week's grape variety is Falanghina. I'm going back to the beginning of the "F" series because I skipped over this variety as I was looking for something particular related to it. Falanghina as we know hails from Campania and was first mentioned in 1825. In the past this vine was attached to spikes which... Continue Reading →

Austrian/German Varietals Grown in Lodi, CA – Mokelumne Glen Vineyards

I am endlessly interested in indigenous grape varieties and also why vineyards in certain areas decide to plant grape vines that are not indigenous to their area. California is rife with these stories whether it be Tempranillo or Nebbiolo, it seems that someone somewhere is planting it in California. Years ago at the Society of... Continue Reading →

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