Category Archives: Vineyard News

The Art of Pruning—Part 1

If you think back to the origins of agriculture, no doubt the domestication of animals was one of the most important changes our distant relatives could have made. Equally innovative is the concept of preparing soil and the planting of … Continue reading

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Springtime in the Vineyards

Since starting our transition to naturally-farmed (organic) vineyards in 2011, we’ve fully embraced the fact that we were going to be spending more hours in the vineyards than ever before. Although we’ve never looked back on the decision as anything … Continue reading

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The 2015 Wrap-up!

Now that we’re a month into the new year with the Presidential race in full swing, it seemed like I’ve had enough time to digest the 2015 business year at the winery. All in all, it was a good year … Continue reading

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The Blessings and Curses of a Short Compact Harvest!

Ah, the 2013 harvest. It was mid-October, and the crusher, press and hoses were all cleaned and put away for the 2014 vintage. “Isn’t that a hint early?” you ask. “Yes, yes it is!” we respond. The fact is I … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts of the Winemaker (update 12/14/2012)

Sometimes, there is just not enough time to write a whole blog, fill it with pictures, and get it out to you. This page is for those random thoughts that I come across while tending the fields, blending the wines, … Continue reading

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Feelings About the 2012 Harvest

The 2012 vintage is a good year. Great production with very good quality means that there will be many very good wines coming out of the vintage. As an industry just having come off of two difficult years (2010 & … Continue reading

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The 2012 Growing Season

With a cool glass of Chimay in my hand (blue label, of course), a fire burning in the fireplace, and homemade French onion soup on the stove, it seems the appropriate time to reflect upon the 2012 harvest. To look … Continue reading

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