Made exclusively from vines over 100 years old, the Ancient Vines blend combines Zinfandel from an exceptional 105-year-old block from the center of Dry Creek Valley with Mourvedre and Carignane from one of the oldest vineyards in the state, the Bedrock Vineyard. Originally owned by Generals Sherman and Hooker of Civil War fame, the Bedrock Vineyard is one of the most storied vineyards in the state. These particular vines of Mouvèdre and Carignane were planted in 1888, making this a notable historic vineyard. The Zinfandel block comes from the “old patch” on the Louvau Vineyard in Dry Creek, which we have been making into wine at Dashe Cellars since 2001.
About Dashe Cellars
Dashe Cellars is a family-owned artisan winery located in the heart of the Urban Wine Country. After 15 years in Oakland’s Jack London Square district, Dashe Cellars has moved to Spirits Alley on the old Navel Airbase in Alameda, CA.
Founded by the husband and wife winemaking team of Michael and Anne Dashe, Dashe Cellars crafted its first vintage of Dry Creek Zinfandel in 1
Early in their relationship, Mike and Anne dreamed of blending their passion for winemaking with their love of the San Francisco Bay Area. In a somewhat controversial decision at the time, they bypassed the bucolic scenes of lush vineyards for a warehouse in Jack London Square. They simply believed that people shouldn’t have to travel to wine country to taste exceptional wines.
With that belief still top of mind, Mike and Anne are committed to creating wines that reflect the unique soil, climate, and regional characteristics of their vineyards. To attain these goals, Dashe Cellars uses traditional and “natural” winemaking techniques, including small-lot fermentation, the use of indigenous yeasts, and little-to-no fining or filtration.
996. Since that time, the Dashe’s have focused on producing exceptional, single-vineyard wines using a traditional, non-industrial approach to winemaking.