In following up from Part 1, Vince takes the group up through the vineyard at MonteMaggiore. Vince starts off with some background on how they acquired the property and the background on it’s name. He then discusses what it means to be a vineyard that is becoming certified as Bio-Dynamic. Vince discusses [...]more→
On the last day of the Wine Bloggers Conference we got to visit a winery and do a vineyard walk and tasting. It was a hot day, but a great time. I first met Lisa from Montemaggiore at the Rhone Rangers grand tasting, and was a fan of their approach to wine and can’t help [...]more→
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 [...]more→
Twitter allows for some of the best and most serendipitous moments, ever, to take place. If you are a wine enthusiast get into twitter, there is so much great info being shared and great people to meet.
This video happened as I found myself and a 2 friends cruising thru Healdsburg. I decided to “tweet” more→
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!more→
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 [...]more→
Jake & Josh Beckett are 2 brothers that know wine and know the business. Having been entrenched in their family business with great success, you will see this momentum can not be stopped and Chonic Cellars is the next gen.
Having known Jake since 2007 we seem to always bump into each other [...]more→
This was an unexpected Vineyard Vlog outing. I popped in on Steve & Pam at the very end of the day. After spending quite some time with them in their home we ventured down to their wine making facility. The facility is very straightforward – and within a few minutes it was clear to see [...]more→
Day 2 WBC 09 – thoughts and first video.(To be continued)
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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: [...]more→
Vista Hills is a close partner to Soiree and we could not be happier for that. Vista Hills makes some extraordinary wines, and when you try them you will recognize an earthiness that is reminiscent of old-world Pinot Noir. They have almost 50 acres under vine and as a result have a breadth of capabilities [...]more→