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 »

Something Blue

Our production facility is acquiring a revolutionary way to control the bacterial population in the cellar. BlueMorph is a patented UV sanitization system which is going to be a game changer for the wine business.     People have used, … Read More »

The Life of a Vine in July

Not everybody is busy preparing a National Convention for over three hundred attendees at this time of the year. However, vineyard managers are already starting to shape up their rows of vines for the upcoming harvest for 2017.   Canopy … Read More »

Understanding Sulfur Levels in Wine

Back in Ancient Rome, winemakers would burn candles made of sulfur in empty wine containers (called amphorae) to keep the wines from turning to vinegar. Winemakers began using sulfur in the winemaking process during the early 1900s to stop bacteria … Read More »

Springtime in the Vineyards

Springtime is here in California vineyards! Grapevines, just like your beloved garden at this time of the year, need some care and attention. Let’s see what vineyard managers and workers are up to this season.   Vineyard Protection The vineyard … Read More »

Constructive Wine Criticism

From time to time, I must use my legendary French charm to convince somebody to pause, empty their mind, pour themselves a glass of wine and just taste. Let me repeat, just taste. However, the wine business has always been … Read More »