Author Archives: Maggie Bush

The Fires of October, 2017

As I sit here trying to write this blog about the devastation in the coastal wine country, I’m finding it hard to even start. It all still seems so unbelievable. Although we here in the Sierra Foothills seem to have … Continue reading

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Early Pick Riesling by Tim Wright

In the summer of 2013, I attended the Riesling Rendezvous in Seattle, Washington. The Riesling Rendezvous is an international event co-hosted every three years by Chateau St. Michelle and Dr. Loosen (of Germany) that brings together producers, wine and food … Continue reading

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What Does All This Rain Mean?

I’d have to say that the number one question I’m getting right now in the tasting room is, “So what does all this rain mean for the vineyards?” With over 80 inches of the stuff this last winter, I wish … Continue reading

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Daring with Pairing – Passport 2017

Madrona Vineyards welcomes you to Passport 2017, where we have designed a food and wine pairing adventure for your enjoyment! Wine and Food – the ultimate and decidedly rewarding puzzle. So….are you willing to exceed conventional wisdom, question pairing taboos, … Continue reading

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2017 Portopia Recipes

You asked….and here they are!  The recipes from our Portopia event. New-World Port 2005 – Beet Goat Cheese Arugula Salad New-World Port 2010 – Serious Mac and Cheese New-World Port 2016 Futures – Garlic Arugula Spinach Walnut Pesto Pizza Non-Vintage … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning – Part 2

The art of pruning back a vine or a tree is all about finding the right balance for improving fruit quality and quantity. The first thing to understand is that only buds from last year will produce fruit this year. … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning—Part 1

If you think back to the origins of agriculture, no doubt the domestication of animals was one of the most important changes our distant relatives could have made. Equally innovative is the concept of preparing soil and the planting of … Continue reading

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