Category Archives: Paul’s Blog Posts

For those who wish to preserve the idea that the wine industry is gloriously romantic, you may just want to click to another part of our website. However, for those interested in finding out how we actually do things in the winery, the parts of the industry that make my blood boil, my foolish and well-founded concerns about the grapes, and what it really feels like to have all aspects of a wine come together perfectly under my watch (whether I’m responsible or not), this just might be a blog worth reading.

My aim is to educate and give you a sense of why I love this farming life so much. And with Maggie posting from time to time (her posts will be obvious because they’re upbeat and joyful), hopefully you too can experience a bit of the winery life at Madroña.

Mom and Dad’s Involvement (The Generational Push)

This is a continuation of the blog “A First of It’s Kind” Mom and Dad’s Involvement (the Generational Push) One of the questions we often get at the winery is whether my parents, Leslie and Dick, are still involved with … Continue reading

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Terroir vs. Typicity – An EDWA Passport Adventure!

Thank you to those of you who joined us for EDWA Passport 2015.  We hope that you enjoyed your visit!  We designed this page so that you can find copies of the recipes we used to pair with our wines, … Continue reading

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A Cabernet Franc Experience

It’s not often that consumers (or winemakers) get a chance to experience both vineyard and winemaking trials in a finished form for enjoyment. And certainly not at this level. But we at Madroña not only aim to educate, but we … Continue reading

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The Blessings and Curses of a Short Compact Harvest!

Ah, the 2013 harvest. It was mid-October, and the crusher, press and hoses were all cleaned and put away for the 2014 vintage. “Isn’t that a hint early?” you ask. “Yes, yes it is!” we respond. The fact is I … Continue reading

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2013 Riesling Rendezvous (by Tim Wright)

Rendezvous In Seattle Paul’s text message read, “do you think you could write a blog about it?” It was 7:30 on the evening of Tuesday, July 16, at the Chihuly Garden and Glass, beneath the Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. … Continue reading

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California Malbec in the Heart of Cahors (Part 2)

To some degree, tasting California Malbec in the Cahors, France is akin to taking coal to Newcastle. Cahors is the origin and capitol of Malbec, having started with the variety over 1,000 years ago. California with its something over 5,000 … Continue reading

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A “Malbeccian” Opportunity (Part 1)

As most of you know, two years ago Maggie, our girls and I spent about 3 months in the Lot, southwest France enjoying the people, the food and the Malbecs of this incredible area. Not only does this region remind … Continue reading

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