Monday, November 14, 2011

Nov. 11, 2011

Visitors from New York inspired a tasting of the 2011 barrels. The Valdiguie is looking like the best YTD. All Pinot's were showing well!

Friday, November 4, 2011

October 30th, 2011

The final grapes arrive for the 2011 harvest.

This is a photo taken by Nick who farms the Turner Valdiguie vineyard, moments before the 3rd picking this season.

We received almost 4 tons of Valdiguie fruit, which is the most we've harvested from this vineyard for several years. And, Mat is excited about the quality. Look out Spring, it will be hitting the shelves!

Monday, October 17, 2011

October 2011

Tuesday Oct. 4th - we received 3 tons of chardonnay from the Weeks Vineyard.

Thursday Oct. 13th - the Horseshoe Bend Pinot arrived at the winery . 1.5 tons. A big drop from our usual 3 - 4 tons.

Sunday Oct.16th - TNT Pinot was transferred to barrels.

Sunday Oct. 16th - 1/2 ton of our Valdiguie was delivered. More to come in the next few weeks.

Harvest is coming to a close. We are very excited about the 2011 wines.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday September 25, 2011

Picked the east side of TNT today. Started @ 7am with a great crew & finished @ 10am with just under 1.5 tons of beautiful pinot grapes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sept. 21st, 2011

Ruxton Vineyard picked today; unfortunately only 3 tons, fortunately of great quality!! Looking like another stellar vintage. At least 50% smaller crop than previous years.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sept. 19, 2011

Finally getting temps in the hi 80's low 90's. We will be picking Ruxton Vineyard this week. The 1st of our grapes to come in.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

August 27, 2011

Horseshoe Bend Vineyard August 27, 2011. Traditional small clusters, veraison about 80%. Looking great!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

JULY 15, 2011

Looking forward to this weekend in Healdsburg.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

JULY 5th, 2011

Went up to Ruxton Vineyard to see how the vineyard is progressing. Looks like a slightly small crop. The late start of warm weather might have set us behind. We'll see how the coming weeks develop.

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 2011

After a tough month of lots of rain in may, the vines are finally getting some heat. Should have more idea of the vintage in late July.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feb. 5, 2011

Our annual mushroom foray today, we have beautiful sunshine and temp's in the high 60's maybe even low 70's. We have a sold out crowd with mushroom guide David Campbell.

Photos of our findings to follow.