Grape Harvest is Upon Us in California

Early this morning, I saw the first truck of grapes driving down Highway 29 in Napa Valley. The 2014 harvest is about to get into full swing. Several counties across California, have already begun picking the fruit of their yearly … Read More »

Frost Protection in the Vineyards

In our last article about “Bud Break,” we learned how different grape varietals develop over a two month period. We are mid-April and some of the buds have just started to expand and some of them are already fifteen inches … Read More »

Bud Break Is Here!

This is an exciting time in our Californian vineyards, the 2014 Vintage growing season has begun!   The first tender buds of the growing season emerge from the dormant vine during bud break. Depending on vine variety and vineyard location, … Read More »

The Question of Sulfites (Sulfur) in Wine

There is often confusion about the role of sulfites in wines. What better person to ask than our winemaker, Alex Reble?    Jane:  So, Alex, for heaven’s sake, let’s start at the beginning. What are sulfites? And why do we find … Read More »

Your Wine Questions, Answered.

We receive lots of wine questions from our Artisan Club members and we thought that it would be fun to have Alex answer a few of them for us here. Jane:  The question of wine closures is always a big one. … Read More »

Everything Sparkling

A conversation with our winemaker, Alex Reble and CEO, Jane Creed about Sparkling Wine Jane:  Alex, it’s that time of year.  A time to pop the cork on some sparkling wine to celebrate the holidays with family and friends.  I have … Read More »