Sycamore Creek Vineyards & Winery
Sycamore Creek was originally planted in the early 1900s with head-pruned Zinfandel and Carignane. The soil is well- drained sandy-loam with deposits of sandstone. The west edge of the vineyard is several hundred yards from the banks of Uvas Creek, which feeds from the Santa Cruz Mountains and runs the length of the valley, eventually joining the Pajaro River south of Gilroy and draining into the Monterey Bay.
In 1977, a portion of the vineyard was replanted to Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon and trained in a head-pruned fashion and dry farmed. The results are low yields and extremely high-quality wine grapes. The remaining blocks of Zinfandel and Carignane were replanted to additional Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon in 1991 by the Morita family.
In the summer of 2005, just...
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