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Written By: Andrew on October 13, 2011 No Comment
Harvest Live – Napa Valley 2011

Harvest Live!

Now in it’s 4th year Harvest Live has grown to even more exciting heights!

What is Harvest Live?  It is this wacky idea, from Christophe Smith, of getting lots of tech gear and beaming WiFi into the vineyards in Napa Valley.  You then take a few guys, some mics, and a video camera [...]

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Written By: Andrew on October 3, 2011 1 Comment
Know when to hold’em… Harvest 2011

As our first real rain approaches (we had a minor rain last weekend 9/25), the annual valley pandemonium rears it head as does the harvest of another vintage.

2011 – a third year in a row where we have had a steady cool summer.  Only 2-3 heat spikes, and otherwise moderate temperatures which is great for [...]

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Written By: Andrew on April 11, 2011 1 Comment
Andrew Geoffrey – Calistoga CA – Diamond Mountain AVA

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is situated atop Diamond Mountain AVA in  Calistoga CA, one of the northern most areas in Napa Valley.  I owe a special thanks to Amanda from The Traveling Grape (link)  for connecting me with Peter from Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards (AGV).   AGV is a boutique wine producer [...]

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Written By: Andrew on July 12, 2010 7 Comments
#PinotNoir Carneros Meet & Tweet

We’re pleased to announce that the official #PinotNoir meet up for Napa & Sonoma will be held at:

Anaba Winery on 7/15/10 at 5PM until 7PM.


Anaba Winery is a Rhone & Burgundy influenced Carneros winery.  Their estate vineyards emphasize the climatic and fertile fortune of Carneros [...]

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Written By: Andrew on July 8, 2010 5 Comments
More Barnyard Fun with:  Pinot Noir  “An opportunity for unity”

Pinot Noir…

Take away 3 things from this post:

There is a public tasting of Pinot Noir 7/15/2010 AT ANABA WINERY (link).  You will get to vote for your favorite Pinot Noir by Appellation via Twiiter (more here).  We are hosting a tasting for Sonoma and Napa, likely to be in Carneros.
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Written By: Andrew on June 26, 2010 3 Comments
#WBC10 – Top Gun Blogging Panel

It’s half-time at the #WBC10.

Pre-Conference Lunch and Tour of DuBrul Vyd Yakima

We have seen it all and are leaving a mark on Walla Walla.  I know everyone has been really enjoying the time, people, conversation, and the wines.  The lead-off on Friday was great!  Steve Heimoff gave a very warm intro and summed [...]

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Written By: Andrew on May 9, 2010 3 Comments
Napa River Terroir Project – River Trip Part I & II

In following up from our Prelude Posting to the Napa River Terroir Project, we have since taken 2 different trips down the river and found a nifty app & website to document these trips.  We used EveryTrail.com to track us in real-time and record our journey, it even [...]

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Written By: Andrew on May 4, 2010 No Comment
Round Pond – a special visit – Bud Break

I, Andrew Lazorchak, had posted about wanting to team up with a Really Good Winery in late March 2010.  Vineyard Vlog quickly had some interested parties and after shaking out a few options, we decided to spend time with Round Pond Vineyards.  And here is why and where we are at:

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Written By: Andrew on April 22, 2010 2 Comments
The Napa River Terroir Project – Prelude

I, Andrew Lazorchak, have been clamoring about the Napa river since I first came to Napa a few years back.  I was always dumbfounded reading about the Napa River, which told me that it is a “Climate Moderator”.  What is one to think when they only see the river in the dry months of the  [...]

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Written By: Andrew on March 23, 2010 No Comment

Happy Spring!

Our many thanks to our loyal fans and subscribers.  Please spread the word as grape season is in bloom, and Vineyard Vlog is excited to get back in the trenches.

That being said we have a soft pitch as we are looking for the right vineyard to partner up with for 2010, that [...]

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Written By: Andrew on March 5, 2010 1 Comment
What I look for in “Napa Cab” & My Definition thereof…

This post for Vineyard Vlog is an anomaly, as there is no video and only 1 picture from the actual event, which I did not take.   My attendance of this event is all due to  Margie Tosch of The Wine & Hospitaily Network who I thank, as we won these tickets from [...]

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Written By: Andrew on December 14, 2009 No Comment

Boeschen Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery on the east side of the Napa Valley floor in St Helena.   I happened to meet Shawn a co-owner and a great guy at Cheers St Helena.  He invited me up to the winery and I finally had the chance to visit right at the end of [...]

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Written By: Andrew on October 29, 2009 No Comment

After our introduction to Rubissow and a sampling of the Trompette (as seen in Part 1), a group of us hiked up to the South vineyard of Rubissow.  Tim Milos, wine maker at Rubissow, leads the discussion on viticulture and how they monitor the grapes and what factors ultimately guide them [...]

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Written By: Andrew on October 24, 2009 4 Comments

Formerly known as Rubissow Sargent;   Rubissow is a “boutique” winery and vineyard in the Mt Veeder AVA of Napa Valley.

I was lucky enough to be invited to this outing and despite the 100 degree heat, it was great!   We were welcomed (15 people or so) by Peter Rubissow, Leslie (Public Outreach/Marketing), and Autumn who [...]

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Written By: Andrew on October 4, 2009 1 Comment
Harvest Moon Tweet-up

Harvest Moon Soiree

Thanks to all the vineyards and all the people that made the Harvest Moon Celebration a great success – and fun too!  The Harvest Moon Celebration was a Blind Tasting of Rhone Varietals, held at Andrew Lane Wines in St Helena CA.

Andrew Lazorchak organized this event with help [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 31, 2009 No Comment

Lucky for us we were with Andrew Lane Wines doing a sugar test of his Gamay, and I was able to get some footage of Chardonnay Harvest.

Was a good time and you’ll see the raw side of getting the poetry from the vine to the bins, to the truck…..and  To Be Continued!

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Written By: Andrew on August 23, 2009 No Comment

We really enjoyed our time at Failla and know you will too.  I can say this confidently, as who can argue tasting fine wines in what feels to be a vacation lodge tucked away in the Northern part of Napa Valley?

At our tasting (I apologize this video is a very quick overview), [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 2, 2009 5 Comments

We went back to Viader, as the first time we visited the tasting room was reserved for a private function.  In coressponding with Janet Viader, we decided it would be worthwhile to come try their wines again, but this time so that you could all taste along virtually.  Viader, as I mentioned [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 No Comment

On our rockstar Saturday bus adventure, we got to wrap up the night with Spring Mountain Vineyards.  Spring Mtn was super accommodating and even went so far as to pull bottles for further tasting upon request, Thank You!   Spring Mtn is known for Bordeaux blends, but also have other wines, [...]

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Written By: Andrew on August 1, 2009 7 Comments

Day 2 WBC 09 – thoughts and first video.(To be continued)

Ask A Blogger~

Saturday was awesome if you were a blogger and at the WBC!

Overall WBC09 was a smashing success.  The morning started off with an enthralling lecture at the CIA- Greystone. The first lecture was great, and my take on the lecture is this: [...]

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