The Next Cult Wine?

Pierce’s Disease (shown below) can kill a grapevine in 3 to 5 years. Outbreaks occur every 15 years or so in California and contribute to higher wine prices. To combat this problem, a UC Davis researcher has bred several varietals of grape that are resistant to the disease.

At a recent tasting of the first wines made from these new¬†grapes, Michael Silacci of Open One commented, “I think we may have the next cult wine.” Wow.

Get the full story in Esther Mobley’s San Francisco Chronicle¬†article.


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