Wegat Vineyard

The Maley family's Wegat Vineyard during winter 2014

The Maley family’s Wegat Vineyard during winter 2014

The Wegat Vineyard is a 21-acre planting of head trained vines, field budded on St. George rootstock by the Maley family in 1958.  It is a quintessential “west side” Lodi vineyard:  planted in fine sandy loam, yielding less than 3 tons/acre, from a  unique clonal selection characterized by consistently loose clusters — all contributing to the round, lush, boysenberry/blueberry qualities long associated with Wegat.

The 2013 Lodi Native Wegat Vineyard Zinfandel was produced and bottled by Maley Brothers Vineyards for grower Todd Maley; by winemaker Chad Joseph.

From LoCA:
The most voluptuous Zinfandel of all
Eminent greatness in 2010 Maley Zinfandel

Comparison of typical Lodi Zinfandel cluster from Mohr-Fry Ranch (left) with a smaller, looser, tiny berried cluster of Wegat Vineyard (right)

Comparison of typical Lodi Zinfandel cluster from Mohr-Fry Ranch (left) with a smaller, looser, tiny berried cluster from Wegat Vineyard (right)

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