Owned /farmed by Toby and David Osgood
In the 1800’s this piece of land was owned by Oscar Ryan, a local blacksmith. The Osgood’s still find pieces of metal from that time around the property. In 1922 the Oscars left the property and it was taken over by a neighbor, however no one lived there again until the Osgoods purchased it in 1977. During that time period the wood from the original buildings was gradually taken and used by neighbors as wood was in short supply .
In 1982 the Osgoods moved into a trailer on the farm and started farming barley. Walnut trees that had been farmed on the property by a neighbor added to the crops from the farm.
In 2001 David cleared a section of the property to plant grapes. From the start these vines were dry farmed and head pruned. The Osgood property is operated with sustainable farming methods. In the springtime the weed cover is disced under, providing both weed control and fertilizer for the vines.
The grapes grown on this vineyard are Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and a little Cabernet Sauvignon. The Zinfandel and Petite Sirah are used to make our Old Hat and Barfandel. The name Old Hat comes from Davids ever present hat that you can see in the pictures here!
This is one of our original and favorite vineyards. The Osgood’s are some of the nicest folk you will ever meet and if you have a band playing you will definitely find Toby and David on the dance floor.