Bud Break

Finally we have had some days without rain, and last week we even had sunshine! We took the time last week to catch up on what is happening in the vineyards. The early Chardonnay vines were out the week of 21st of March. As of last week, we have had a nice bud break in […]

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Winery Happenings

Now that the Sauvignon Blanc is bottled and released, and I’ve filled you in on the weather effects of the vineyards, plus our business trips, we can talk about what’s happening in the winery. We have tasted a lot of 2004 red blending trials. We have finalized the 2004 Chesler and Cabernet Sauvignon blends. We […]

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Road Trip!

Tracy and I went on a business trip last week. Two distributor tastings held for the trade. These tastings are very valuable. You get to see a lot of buyers at the retail and restaurant level, as well as the people that work at those establishments. It’s a chance for them to taste all the […]

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2005 Sauvignon Blanc

We are getting ready to release the 2005 Sauvignon Blanc, so it’s time to get caught up. I wanted to fill you in on the Sauvignon Blanc blending and bottling. We basically had three separate picks from Hyde Vineyards for the Sauvignon Blanc. That means we had three distinct lots to work with in our […]

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Wanted: Tank Space

Today I spent some time up at Stagecoach vineyards looking at the grapes. They are making progress, but they aren’t there yet. So far the weather is still on our side. It’s cool and cloudy today, but no rain. We are supposed to warm up again and get some sunshine, with no big threat of […]

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