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Guest Blog from VP Vineyard Ops, Lino Bozzano: When to Harvest

February 17, 2015

In the wine world we are constantly talking about the importance of viticulture. How the subtleties of soil, climate, canopy management, etc. effect the flavors and nuances of a wine. Somehow, by having the perfect climate and best viticulture practices we will make great wine. However, there is one key decision that needs to be […]

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2012 Harvest Wrap Up from Eric Hickey

November 17, 2012

The calm after the storm.  Harvest 2012 is complete.  What was it like?  Let Winemaker Eric Hickey fill you in on the details: “Harvest started late due to the cool summer we had.  About 20% of the Pinot Noir was in the 23.5 brix range, putting us at alcohols of around 13.2%.  The crop was […]

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Why fruit for sparkling wines is harvested first..

September 4, 2012

Many folks have asked us over the years why we harvest the fruit for our sparkling wines before all else.  The truth is it is actually a matter of taste, rather than necessity and it isn’t as complicated as one may think. The world’s sparkling palate has been trained for centuries by the wines of […]

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