December 21, 2011
November 2, 2011
The Cabernet were the last grapes to be harvested this season. The Cab has some great flavors and is our largest crop to date. We even left some grapes for the birds.
September 18, 2011
Our Muscat harvest went really well. There were so many good grapes available–we picked over 2 tons of fruit and hand-sorted everything ourselves.
August 29, 2011
The weather delayed the start of the season, as well as harvest. There was some fall fog blanketing the Central Valley, but stopped just below our vineyard. This helped us take advantage of the fall sun to fully ripen the fruit this year throughout the late season.
July 13, 2011
Fog creeps up the canyon below us during the summer, providing us with more moderate temperatures that lead to higher quality fruit.
May 20, 2011
Our first bottling was in May.
April 8, 2011
Our Grenache plants did not survive the April snow, but the dormant buds still gave us a good harvest. Riesling was further ahead and few fruiting buds survived, leaving us with no Riesling wine for this year.
January 11, 2011
The 2010 harvest and crush is now complete. All the wines are in barrels for the winter, where some will remain for 2 years. This year the effects of the weather were challenging in the vineyard, particularly during harvest. However, by not deviating from our principles and practices, we had a successful harvest and after fermentation we now know that this is going to be a great vintage.
Currently, the vineyard is cold and wet from the intense rains and recent hard frosts.
February 28, 2011
Pruning and training of the vines has now started.