Grace Family Vineyards
|Grace Family Vineyards|
|Location||Saint Helena, California, United States|
|First vines planted||1976|
|Key people||Kirk Grace|
|Other products||Olive oil|
The winery began when Ann and Dick Grace planted 1 acre (0.40 ha) of vines in 1976. The first vintage was produced in 1978, at Chuck Wagner's winery, Caymus. A second acre was added in 1985, but phylloxera took its toll, as the winery's vines were planted on non-resistant rootstock. Additional problems with oak root fungus in the original acre caused the need to replant the entirety in 1995. The winery's yield dropped from 350 cases in the[clarification needed] to a low of 48 cases in 1996, when the wine was allocated as one 1-liter bottle per customer on the winery's mailing list. Another acre of planting and re-planted vines in the old acreage brought production up to 150 cases in 1998.
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Grace Family wines has been involved with the Naples Winter Wine Festival since its first year in 2001. In 2006, a 12-liter Balthazar of 2003 Grace Family Cabernet drew $90,000 ($105 thousand in 2014 dollars) in bids at the festival's charity auction. For the 2012 charity auction, a Balthazar of both Grace Family and their second label, Blank, drew a $160,000 ($164 thousand in 2014 dollars) bid.
Vineyard and winemaking
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- Albers, Katherine; Laura Layden (28 January 2012). "Naples Winter Wine Festival ends; $107 million overall, $12.2 million today". Naples Daily News. Retrieved 16 July 2012.