Mancini vineyard was planted in 1922 with a wide variety of grapes, mostly red, and some white. Inter-planted with unknown varieties of grapes, this vineyard produces true field blend wines, but is predominantly Zinfandel. Located on Olivet road in the Russian River Valley, the cool nights and clay soils create fruit of balance, elegance and complexity. Carol was very excited to have access to this amazing old vineyard!
Grower: Vince Carvalho
Elevation: 100 feet
Soil Type: Loam on clay
Appellation: Russian River Valley
Varietals: A true Field Blend: Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, Grand Noir, Grenache, Mataro, etc.
Year Planted: 1922
Acres Planted: 20 acres total, 2 acre lot for Carol Shelton
Vine Training: Head Trained/Bush vines
Pruning System: 2 bud spurs
Irrigation Type: None – dry farmed
Average Crop Yield in Tons/Acre: 1-1.5 T/acre