Category Archives: Education

From the vineyard to the winery to the bottle, there is always something more to learn about grapegrowing and winemaking. At Madroña, we like to think that learning is serious fun. We know you’ll agree with us that the more you know about wine, the more fun it is to drink!

A Definitive 2019 Vintage Update and Recap

Part 1 With the 2019 harvest and crush now in the books, it’s time to start prognosticating as to the overall quality, or at least that’s a common request in the tasting room. But before we start down that interesting … Continue reading

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Cookbook Club – I’ll NEVER ask for a small piece again!

We had so much fun Monday night!  Inspired by @thewinewife, I called a few friends and we created our own cookbook club!  Mary Dedrick, Kerry Dolan, Melissa Cowan, Tammy & Roy Amburgey, and us!  You absolutely should create one of … Continue reading

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Portopia 2019

What is Portopia?  It’s a walk-around event featuring daring pairings with our New-World Port.  We feature four small sessions to give you plenty of time to enjoy the experience. This year’s 7 exciting menu items are… Flank Steak with Cherry, … Continue reading

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Cellar Experience

  Are you interested in a more intimate and education wine experience?  Then we invite you to join our cellar staff (Ryan and Tim) for a intimate wine and cheese tasting in our barrel room.  Ryan and Tim will walk … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Port…Part 1

As you may know, every February Madroña celebrates Port. For twenty eight days (29 some years) we open and sample older vintage Ports from the library, pair Ports in the conventional way with chocolate or cheese, and explore unusual pairings … Continue reading

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Wine Faults

At our 2010 Sip & Study, one are areas of study was the identification of wine faults. We purchased doctoring kits so that participants were able to smell the fault in wine. These kits are used for aroma evaluation only. … Continue reading

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How to Read Our Wine Label

Ever wondered what all the information means on a wine label?  We’ve taken ours as an example to help you make sense of it all. 1.  Varietal: The type of grape used in making the wine. Did you know? In … Continue reading

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