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.

Sustainability and Balance with Life

Continuation of “The First of It’s Kind” Blog Post Sustainability and Balance with Life If you’ve spent any time with winery owners and winemakers, they’ll often tell you that making wine is the easy part. Selling wine is the hard … Continue reading

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Sustainability with the Environment

This is a continuation of the blog “A First of It’s Kind“ Sustainability with the Environment There is no doubt that farms and wineries do as much as they can to be both environmentally and economically sustainable. For our vineyards, … Continue reading

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The NPR Pledge Week Pitch

This is a continuation of the blog “A First of It’s Kind“ The NPR Pledge Week Pitch Paul: For 52 weeks out of a year, quality wines come from Madroña to your glass almost like manna from heaven. But making … Continue reading

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Happy Wines come from Happy Winemakers

This is a continuation of the blog “A First of It’s Kind“ Happy Wines come from Happy Winemakers If you had to guess what the most stressful days a winemaker has, most would guess picking or bottling or speaking in … Continue reading

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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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