Welcome to Scion Wood Vineyard - connecting family and tradition!
Scion Wood Vineyard is owned by the Grycel family. Rob and Ileana Grycel purchased the vineyard, property and log cabin in August 2005. Within one year, they were married, with the beautiful vineyard as the backdrop, and completed their first harvest. Since then, they have expanded their family to four, and complete annual harvests.
The vineyard, nestled in the rolling hills of Copperopolis, California, was planted in July 1996 with bareroot grapevines (Clone: Zinfandel 1A, Rootstock: 5BB) purchased from Duarte Nursery, based out of Hughson, California. The vineyard is comprised of more than 400 zinfandel vines, or one acre. An additional 100 zinfandel vines (Clone: Zinfandel Dupratt, Rootstock: 110R) were planted in 2006 for purposes of a private estate reserve.
The mission of Scion Wood Vineyard is to connect family and the tradition of home winemaking. Our goal is to produce high quality zinfandel winegrapes, utilizing an organic farming approach, with minimal chemical use, and reinforce Calaveras County's reputation for quality wine.