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Bud Break in Napa Valley

Spring is here in the beautiful Napa Valley. Long overdue rains finally returned to California in February, and so far, March has been full of sunshine. The vineyards are all neatly pruned now, and the dormant grapevine buds are beginning to swell and open to new green shoots. The timing of bud b...


How our Chardonnay is made

Chardonnay is probably the most well-known white wine grape. It originated in the Burgundy region of France, but it is grown all over the world. Some of the very best Chardonnay comes from right here in the Napa Valley. [embed]https://youtu.be/0x2Uo2h6jco?t=12[/embed]

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Harvest Update, September 24th, 2014

As we approach the peak of harvest activity in Napa Valley, early indications are that 2014 will be another outstanding vintage.  Following one of the driest winters in recorded history, California grapevines got off to an early start and ripened under nearly ideal conditions all summer long. The 2...


The Growing Season through June

Napa, July 1st 2015

The Growing Season through June

The 2015 growing season got off to a very early start, thanks to a warm and mild winter. Most grapevines in Napa Valley woke from dormancy about 3 to 4 weeks earlier than average. Early...

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Veraison in Napa Valley

It is late July, and we are enjoying beautiful summer weather here in the Napa Valley. Daytime high temperatures will generally range between 75 to 95 degrees (24-35 C) and the nights will cool down the high 50’s (14 C). Daytime high temperatures will vary widely throughout the valley and hills, whi...