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Wine to olive oil to fall colors…

The last ton of grapes is safely in the winery, and in celebration of the end of the 2019 harvest Hydeout Sonoma hosted a BBQ lunch for the whole hard-working winery team. The joke is that ‘it takes a lot of beer to make good wine’, and in this case,…
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2019 harvest wraps up…

Update:  This is a video from the Hydeout Sonoma ranch cam at 4 AM Sunday night, October 27th, just before the power went out.  This blog post below was intended to be a celebration of this year‘s harvest,  but with the epic wind/fire/power outages and the suffering around the county,…
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Barn Owls and Sonoma social tidbits…

We’ve lost many grapevines, three years in a row, to damaging gophers. The gopher population is out of whack. Hard to say why? Maybe not enough snakes? We don’t want to use poison or traps, so what’s the better option? Owls! (not interested in Owls? Scroll down for Sonoma social…
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Before harvest, let’s bottle some wine…

As the clock clicks down to another harvest, it’s time to make some room in the winery. Here are a series of short videos and time lapses of our most recent bottling of Dysfunctional Family 2017 “Red Blend”.  Starting with some barrels full of the wine: Seven short bottling videos…
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