The Zinfandel at Korte Ranch was planted about 100 years ago during the administration of Theodore Roosevelt. It has lived through the Bolshevik revolution, the Red Scare and the dissolution of the USSR . These vines have coexisted with men on the moon and survived the invention of LSD, MTV, Velveeta and Cool Whip. This 40 acre parcel just north of St. Helena is owned by Hal Pagendarm whose grandfather owned and operated the Korte Ranch Winery before Prohibition. Up on the hill are the crumbled remains of a stone cellar and house where the original Korte Winery was located. Periodic Elvis sightings are reported by the locals.