We pretty much spend all year waiting for this awesome member event. Harvest is that magical time of year when we see all of the hard work and year-round dedication from our vineyard team and winemaker come to life. Things kick into high gear, and it’s a bit of a zany time around here. Even whenRead more
2015… where to begin? Each year we have our challenges and quirks, despite growing grapes in a region that’s known for relative consistency in climate and growing conditions year to year. We like to celebrate those variations as they occur, likening them to individual stamp or footprints of a time, place, season. This year wasRead more
Hello Spring! We captured bud break on our Sauvignon Blanc vines during a recent walk through the rows of our home ranch vineyard. How gorgeous is the lupine as well? Nothing says Springtime more than budding flowers. We can’t wait to see what’s ahead for the growing season.
Our Fortuna Vineyard, up the road from the winery on the Western Oakville Bench, has always been special for us. It’s been recognized for the exceptional fruit it produces and the single vineyard wines we craft from it, and we’ve always been fans of the soil. We’ve just cleared acres of nearly 30-year-old vines that haveRead more
On a sunny September morning, we started harvesting our reds with Merlot from our Fortuna Vineyard in the upper bench of Oakville. In the coming days and weeks, we’ll walk the rows and sample berries from various clusters in search of that perfect balance of ripeness and maturity for our fruit. Our crew picks eachRead more
The signs are pointing to harvest. Our winemaker, Peter, walked the rows of our Amoenus Vineyard in Calistoga to check on blocks of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, just as the morning fog was lifting. What a gorgeous site. We’re close!