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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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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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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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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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