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Guest Blog from President & Winemaker, Eric Hickey: To punch or pump?

January 8, 2015

I am often asked “how do you get so much color  in your Pinot Noir?” As with all things wine, it begins in the vineyard. The techniques we employ with canopy management ensure that the grapes naturally produce a large amount of color compounds in the skins. Our job in the winery is to extract […]

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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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Wine Lingo-Part II

February 23, 2012

This blog is intended to break down all of the “wine lingo” we hear spouted off in tasting rooms, at restaurants, wine bars, regular bars and at parties.  What does it all mean and why in the world is it so confusing?  Be in the dark no more, here’s what the winos are trying to […]

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Wine Lingo-Part I

January 19, 2012

This blog is intended to break down all of the “wine lingo” we hear spouted off in tasting rooms, at restaurants, wine bars, regular bars and at parties.  What does it all mean and why in the world is it so confusing?  Be in the dark no more, here’s what the winos are trying to […]

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Sulfites-the Mystery Ingredient in so Many Wines we Love!

October 5, 2011

Something I am frequently asked about are sulfites.  What are they, are they bad for you and are they what give me a headache when I drink wine?  Sulfites are simply a preservative, used in most food industries, including the wine industry.  Sulfites, or sulfur dioxide will usually cause you no harm unless you suffer […]

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