All About AVAs (American Viticultural Areas)

AVA is not our latest white blend of Arneis, Verdelho and Albarino. In the wine industry, AVAs are used to help wine consumers understand the value and quality of the wine that they are purchasing. Featured on every bottle of … Read More »

The Grapevine Vegetative Cycle Part I

Over the next few months, we are going to follow the development of the grapevine. Indeed, March is truly the beginning of the growing cycle.  A Recap of the Vegetative Cycle: • Bleeding of the vines between February and March … Read More »

Best Vineyard Practices

Last month we talked about the importance of a good pruning during this time of year. Besides the obvious influence on the quality of the future crop – pruning and vineyard management methods are critical for resilient, healthy vines. Wood diseases … Read More »

Vineyard Renewal

During December, January and well into February, vineyard crews are busy tending to the vineyards. Even if the vines are currently dormant, there is no shortage of work, namely ground preparation for planting and pruning. I consider pruning to be … Read More »

The Secrets Behind Sparkling Wines

The creation of sparkling wine follows the same main principle as all other wines: fermentation. However, of all wines, sparkling wines are considered the most technical in the world to produce. Why? The reason is due to a secondary fermentation … Read More »

Holiday Wine & Food Pairings

The time has come to start preparing for holiday celebrations and festivities. Pairing food and wine for you and your guests can sometimes be challenging, especially if you’re planning a buffet or potluck. Our number one tip? Serve an assortment … Read More »

Meet Our Winemaker

I grew up in the Bordeaux region of France, which is well known for its Chateaux and vineyards, the coastal climate of the Atlantic and its historical towns. My family’s only remote connection to wine is through my grandfather. Indeed, … Read More »

White Wine Fermentation 101

  This could be a picture of an exotic super fruit from Brazil, a cat’s toy or even a new character in the latest Minions movie. Yet this image is none other than a microscopic view of the yeast Saccharomyces … Read More »