Winemaker’s Musings – December, 2020

The grapes are in and the wine is made! I (Nicole) have taken over the day-to-day winemaking operations while Jim has become “winemaker emeritus” if you will. But when he isn’t flying, you will probably see him still bustling around the winery. We had a very large harvest last year, and this year the pendulum[…]

Winemaker’s Musings June 2016

Winemaker’s Musings What a spring! The vines are looking great. We are seeing the largest and best growing crop in several years. As most of you know the last couple years have been a bit lean. We began a new foliar fertilization program that targets essential micronutrients the vines need at different parts of it[…]

Winemaker’s Musings, November 2015

The harvest is over and we are well into “Making the Wine”. It was a low harvest year again due the damage from three winters ago. Since we replanted 20% of the vineyard this spring it will take us three more years to fully recover. The growing season was tough in that it rained nearly[…]