Papera Ranch is an old-vine Zinfandel vineyard, located on the eastern side of the Laguna de Santa Rosa in the Russian River AVA, Sonoma County, California. The vineyard is named for Charley Papera, who planted the vines in 1934, the year after the 21st Amendment to the U.S Constitution was ratified, repealing Prohibition. Most of Charley’s original planting remains in place today.

The old vines are head trained and dry farmed to produce high quality harvests. The resulting intensely flavorful grapes are prized by a number of wineries who produce great old-vine Zinfandel, much of which is vineyard designated.

In Vinea Diligentia, in Vino Veritas - with apologies to Pliny the Elder who meant something else entirely !

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