Napa Valley

"CRUSH"

by Guest Blogger, Christopher Doran, Winemaker and owner of J Doran Vineyards

 

People often ask what "Crush" is.  In it's simplest terms, Crush is the period of time when the grapes are harvested, and are then "Crushed" (hence the name) in the process of making wine. Crush runs from late August till November, sometimes extending further due to weather.  But crush is much, much more....

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A Wine and Culinary Adventure at Long Meadow Ranch in Napa Valley

Welcome to Long Meadow Ranch.  We produce and purvey our wines and food from three locations in the Napa Valley: our 650-acre home ranch, which we call the Mayacamas Estate; our 90-acreRutherford Estate in the heart of the Rutherford AVA, which includes vineyards and production vegetable gardens; and our three-acre destination location in St.

Boutique Hand-Crafted Wine: What Does That Really Mean?

Guest blog courtesy of Kate Boyle MacDonald, Winemaker, Boyle MacDonald Wines

I’ve often spent the day in the tasting room chatting with folks about ‘everything- wine’. I love talking about wine. And vines. And fruit. And the emotions invoked by smelling and tasting. And, well, like I said, ‘everything-wine’.

Bruised, But Not Broken: Now’s the Time to Visit Wine Country

 

One one thousand. In the same amount of time it took to read that sentence, flames from the devastating wildfires in Northern California spread hundreds of feet. It is almost impossible to fathom how quickly the fire advanced across one of the most iconic wine regions in the world, annihilating everything in its path.

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Cabernet Sauvignon Inspired by André Tchelistcheff | Michael Trujillo Wines

 

"You might say this 2015 Trujillo Cabernet Sauvignon has been thirty-six years in the making. I am very proud to introduce my fifth vintage of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon under my surname; Trujillo." –Winemaker Michael Trujillo

 

Clif Family Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon | King of the Mountain

As the most widely grown and highly acclaimed varietal in the Napa Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon is certainly deserving of the attention it receives.  At Clif Family, we like to refer to our Howell Mountain Cabernet as the King of the Mountain.  As cyclists and adventure seekers, this title refers to the best climber in a cycling road race.  Our parallel in winemaking is the best grapes for our winemaking program.  And few could argue that Howell Mountain is the home to some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards in the Napa Valley.   

Del Dotto Vineyards features THE Napa Valley barrel tasting experience

Located in the beautiful Napa Valley, Del Dotto Vineyards is a family-owned winery which focuses on small production, premium wines. Dave Del Dotto has spent the last 20 years acquiring vineyards in some of the top American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) including Rutherford, Oakville, St.

Entrepreneur Wines: The Power of Giving Back

Gentry Magazine, July 2017 Interview by David Needle
Blog content courtesy of Randy Haykin, Founder of Entrepreneur Wines

David Needle catches up with Silicon Valley’s Randy Haykin, founder of Entrepreneur Wines and The Gratitude Network, to discuss giving back, great vintages, and the power of two.

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