Author Archives: Maggie Bush

A More Technical Grape Growing Report for 2019

I recently was contacted by a journalist regarding the more difficult growing conditions for grape farmers in the foothills this year. Her question was about mildew on the grapes and the potential need for wineries to throw out a lot … Continue reading

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What Happens When Your Distributor Goes Out of Business?

Over the last four decades, we’ve seen a lot of changes in the wine industry. Sure, we’ve seen restaurants come and go, wine shops come and go, and even other wineries come and go. But the real change has been … Continue reading

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Douro River Cruise

PORTUGAL The Enticing Douro River Cruise 11-night Lisbon Tour & Cruise: November 8-18, 2020 7-night Cruise Only: November 12-19, 2020 Our Madrona Vineyards Douro River Cruise of northern Portugal is now 32 strong! Most cabins are on a waitlist now, … Continue reading

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To Filter or Not To Filter…That is the Question!

OK, so maybe I’m taking some liberty with Shakespeare’s quote here, but it is a bit of an ongoing question in the winery. And with a couple of conversations I had yesterday with wine lovers, I thought a quick primer … Continue reading

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Annual Open Houses—Madroña 39, Rucksack 1

No, it’s not a one-sided baseball score between the Madroña Bushmen and the Rucksack Hikers. And no, it’s not a count of the tasters in the tasting room. Instead, it’s the number of Open Houses we’ll be celebrating this year … Continue reading

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Passport 2019 Wrap-up

WHEW! and WHEW again!   We made it through another Passport!  This year we had so much fun developing recipes that focused on earth-friendly, non-meat recipes.  So many people, including myself, are guilty of thinking that the best pairing with wine … Continue reading

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Pre-Passport Event

PRE-PASSPORT PARTY This Friday, April 5th from 6pm-8pm As you undoubtedly know, the wineries of the El Dorado Appellation are celebrating our Passport Experience over the next two weekends. We also know that locals often enjoy the more tranquil celebrations … Continue reading

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