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Guest Blog from Sparkling Winemaker, Dave Hickey: Blending

March 27, 2014

  One of the highlights of my year is when I prepare the final blends for sparkling bottling. I’m often asked what I’m searching for as I taste the wines and decide which blend they will go into. On an average year, I am tasting between 4 lots of Chardonnay, 4 Pinot Noir lots and 3 […]

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It’s International Grenache Day!!

September 23, 2011

Today is International Grenache Day and we couldn’t be more excited!  What does that mean, you ask?  That means that Grenache growers & producers from all around the world raise their glasses of Grenache and toast to the wonderfully versatile grape! Factoids about Grenache: -Grenache is pronounced (gren-NAASH). -The top growing regions of Grenache are […]

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