Being stranded in a desert leaves a lot to be desired- how to get back
home, where to find food, water and shelter, and thoughts of survival.
For eight years in the early 2010s, Orin Swift Cellars was barred from
making any Zinfandel wines. From the grape that started everything
OSC, the ‘desert’ gave us an opportunity to explore the diverse range of
California’s grape varietals. But, as soon as those eight years were up,
we had a plan in place to pay homage to our home. The 2021 Eight
Years in the Desert marks the sixth iteration of our return to the world of