Posts made in February, 2015

The last rain that our vineyards received was around Christmas, but this morning a new storm arrived. Forecasters said it’s just the beginning of a sub-tropical weather system that is expected to arrive in force later in the day, with up to a half-inch per hour in the Hayfork Valley through Monday. “It was a little slower start than anticipated but it is still on track to deliver pretty significant rainfall,” National Weather Service...

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Vineyards In Winter

Posted By on Feb 4, 2015

What does a winery do in the winter? The yearly cycle for our wines begins during the cold months as the vines’ energy moves to the roots to wait for spring. The rains come, blanketing the hills with moisture, and between storms we prune the vines, removing 95% of the previous year’s growth. Mike Sumner and Ryen Rourke move through the vineyards, selecting the wood that will not only give us fruit for the coming year, but...

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A Romantic Valentine’s Evening

Posted By on Feb 2, 2015

With Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks, it may be time to consider laying in some romantic wines. Because we make a Pinot Noir Rosé, we’ll start there! Our Oliva Vineyard provides us with all the fruit for this lively wine, which is created entirely of Pinot Noir grapes. This wine displays heady floral aromas, featuring apricot blossoms, while flavors of wild mountain strawberries, stone fruits, and mint notes tease...

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