Becoming a Winery

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

Wild Fires, Smoke Taint, and Flash Détente

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

Kickstarter! An opportunity for great Rewards!!

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!!

Season of Raisins

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