I must admit, starting this journey was easy with rose-colored glasses. However, the farther I get, the more I doubt myself. I do see why people do start a winery every day, even a virtual one. It takes huge injections of time, energy, love, and money. Budgeting has become a lifeline to this project, not … More Becoming a Winery
The Valley Fire that has been burning this past week has been shocking and devastating. Many other fires this season have caused significant destruction and loss. The number of wildfires doesn’t compare to the quantity in 2008, but the acreage burned for this year is quite high. In 2008, the quantity (1,375,781 acres burned), and … More Wild Fires, Smoke Taint, and Flash Détente
As you may know already, I started a winery. It has been a labor of love, insanity, sleep deprivation, patience, and thrill. Every time I wonder “why the hell did I do this?!” something like the Viognier being harvested makes me think “YES!!!” There is still plenty to do, but the majority of the hurdles … More Kickstarter! An opportunity for great Rewards!!
We have great news!! We are now featuring work by up-and-coming vineyard photographer Noelle Montag! As a personal friend, we know she has an intimate knowledge of wine and viticulture. She has now married that passion with her love of photography! As she visits vineyards for her viticultural trade, she is often inspired by the … More Vineyard Photographer Noelle Montag!
With harvest in full swing, and all of the complications of the drought, we are now seeing a new aspect of Harvest 2015. Raisins. They are everywhere. It’s like a night of the living dead. But instead of the dead, it’s raisins. You may be wondering why you should care, or how raisins greatly impact … More Season of Raisins
It appears we have started to see the impacts of this potential El Niño year. To those who may not have been aware, it rained Friday night/Saturday morning. The Santa Rosa region received 0.03″ of rain, which may not sound like much, but can have profound impacts. Many celebrated as we have been in a … More El Niño and White Grapes