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Wine: Regio Old Vine, Old Clone Zinfandel

Regio OVOC Zinfandel

Regio OVOC Zinfandel

Regio Zinfandel is made by the Scotto Family in Lodi California. The family’s wine history started in the mid 1800’s with Salvatore Dominic Scotto, in Ischia, Italy. Like many in his day, he made wine for the family table and sold the excess; while presenting his wine to a new neighbor, he met his future bride. He taught his first son, Dominic, everything he knew about making wine. In the years ahead Dominic followed in his father’s footsteps, making wine for his family in his spare time while he worked as a ship’s caulker. In 1903 his family immigrated to New York and eventually settled in Brooklyn, where he practiced his trade on the wooden ships docked at ports up and down the east coast. He also resumed his second career as a winemaker and started selling five gallon crocks of red wine to the neighbors from his horse drawn wagon. As his wine business grew, he decided to become a retailer and opened Scotto Liquors right after Prohibition. Since then Scotto Family wine business grew out of New York and they bought a winery in California in 1961 where they were able to make their own wines from their own grapes. The winery is still family owned and run by siblings Anthony, Natalie & Paul. Regio is the Italian word for Royal. OVOC stands for Old Vine, Old Clone. Zinfandel enthusiasts covet old vine Zinfandels. They are royalty in the family of wines from the Zinfandel grape.

This fragrant, medium bodied vintage is filled with flavors and aromas of fresh blackberries, currants and raspberries, with tannins that are firm but not distracting.

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