HISTORY-Doc-Pruning-Grapes-1“Walt and I also drove down to the river and tried to visit, unannounced, the Takahashi family at their fruitstand. Unfortunately, none of the family was in. Tsugio “Doc” Takahashi owned the old Jordan vineyards. Today his son farms that land. Takahashi had told Walt back in 1965 that he believed some of the Muscat vines were a hundred years old, claiming they were among the oldest in the state. (We have not been able to confirm that.)”

The Wine Project
Washington States Winemaking History
Ronald Irvine with Walter J. Clore