This Is Dedicated To The One I Love -or- Get Up! Get Into It! Get Involved!


The Historic Vineyard Society (HVS) has a Mission Statement I think we can all get behind:

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.



And, the Historic Vineyard Society has a serious roster of talent behind it that I think we can all admire:

David Gates (Ridge Vineyards)

Mike Officer (Carlisle Vineyards)

Jancis Robinson (author and wine critic)

Tegan Passalacqua (Turley Wine Cellars)

Morgan Twain-Peterson (Bedrock Vineyards)



And, the Historic Vineyard Society has an agenda I think we can all support:

Help to Preserve California’s Living Historic Vineyards!

The California Assembly Agriculture Committee has unanimously agreed to approve HR 9, a resolution that seeks to raise awareness of California’s living historic vineyards through State recognition of the contribution that these vineyards have made, and continue to make, to the agricultural and social history of California. HR 9 was introduced by Assemblymember Tom Daly (District 69, Anaheim) and is supported by the Historic Vineyard Society. With the approval of the Agriculture Committee, HR 9 will now go to a vote before the full Assembly, which is expected in the next several weeks.

HR 9 can be viewed here.

Please demonstrate your support for California’s living historic vineyards by calling, writing or emailing your local Assembly Member. Contact information for the California Assembly can be found here.


And, the Historic Vineyard Society knows how to mix business & pleasure! Dig this:

Historic Vineyard Society 3rd Annual Vineyard Tour and Dinner
Saturday, May 11, 2013 • 1:15 to 8:00 p.m. • Healdsburg, California                        

Join Mike Officer, David Gates, Bob Biale, Morgan Twain-Peterson, Tegan Passalacqua and special guests as the Historic Vineyard society celebrates historic vineyards in the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys.

The day will include a tour of four historic vineyards (with bus transportation provided by Pure Luxury) and dinner at Seghesio Family Vineyards. The price is $215 per person, all inclusive of historic vineyard wines, tax, gratuity and a tax-deductible donation to the Historic Vineyard Society.

Tickets may be purchased: here.

For more information and to make your reservation, please visit: here



Straight from David Gates: the inside scoop on WHICH Historic Vineyards event guests will visit! Check THIS out!

“The vineyards we will be visiting are Henderlong (Nalle), Seghesio Home Ranch/Chianti Station (Seghesio), Vineyard 101 (Turley), and the Old Patch at Whitton Ranch (Ridge!). ” –David Gates 

Did he just say the Old Patch? Crazy! One of the most fascinating plots of vineyard land in all of California! Dig this:


As James Brown once exhorted you, I know too exhort you …

Get Up! Get Into It! Get Involved!

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