Sustainable Winegrapes Taste Better

Wines produced from sustainably grown winegrapes taste better. But, you already knew this, didn’t you? Of course you did. Well, actually, unless you are a winegrower, you may never have thought of equating “sustainable winegrowing” with “quality wines”. Few folks outside vineyard production understand that the primary intent of sustainable...

My Favorite Wine? All of Them.

I am pretty sure that all of us have been asked the question, “So, what’s your favorite wine?” Most often my answer is, quite honestly, “All of them.” At other times I answer, also quite honestly, “It depends.” I think both answers reflect that I enjoy different pleasures at different...

A Tale of Two Syrahs

A Tale of Two Syrahs It was the best of vines, it was the worst of vines, it was the age of black ink, it was the age of red ink, it was the epoch of sustainability, it was the epoch of insolvency, it was the season of Light, it...

Hace buen tiempo

Our cellarmaster, Pancho, calls out to me, “Hey Pablo, ¿hace buen tiempo hoy, no?” I look up and answer, “Senor, you are right. Today is perfect. Just like yesterday.” We smile, rub our sore backs and push on with our crush duties, in this beautiful setting and with this wonderful,...
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