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Success of the Apple Hill Farmers (and the Impacts)

  As most of you probably already know, this group of small farmers known as the Apple Hill Growers attracts a huge amount of agri-tourists (people interested in apples, wine, apple pies, Christmas trees, blueberries…essentially anything grown on the land) … Continue reading

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A Glimpse Into Our Bordeaux Cruise

As many of you know, we’ve traveled to France quite a bit (probably more than our fair share). But when it comes to Bordeaux, we’ve only experienced this region through wine, not physically on the ground. That’s why traveling and … Continue reading

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Lackolacktochardtonitis and Madroña’s 2017 Signature Chardonnay

Have you ever heard of the physical condition Lackochardtonitis? We hadn’t until about 2014 when the number of cases we saw in the tasting room sky-rocketed. The really worrisome development, however, is when Lackochardtonitis morphs into Lackolactochardtonitis, and this is … Continue reading

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“Seriously, why are you farming organically?”

I thought this would be a question we’d be getting all the time. Yes, it’s more expensive. Yes, the vineyards have more weeds. Yes, we have to worry about weather patterns a bit more. No, I can’t tell anyone that … Continue reading

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A Bordeaux Cruise Update

Madroña Vineyards 2018 River Cruise A TASTE OF BORDEAUX Cruise Only: November 15-22, 2018 Paris Pre-Cruise Tour + Loire Valley Post Cruise Tour: November 13-25, 2018 Have you made your plans to join us for this outstanding River Cruise yet?  … Continue reading

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Celebrating 45 Years Passport 2018

Create Passport at Home!  Here are our receipes Riesling – Coq au Vin (Riesling) Recipe Cab Franc – Deconstructed Reconstructed Pasta recipe New-World Port – Walnut Cake El Tinto Lot 37—Reality is Sustainability If you’ve been by the winery lately … Continue reading

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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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