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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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You’re interrupting my summer…for this?

Yes, I am. Have I found you on the beach in Maui? On top of Mt Whitney? Out by the pool? At the gym? Or maybe at work on your computer? I will be sharing images of the re-construction of an iconic Cabernet vineyard in the next blog post. But…
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Ganau…it’s Italian for cork!

For over 20 vintages, I have been a loyal customer of Ganau America, a cork company based in Italy, with natural cork sourced from Sardinia and Portugal. Join me on a pictorial journey through their impressive Sonoma processing facility… The cork arrives in bundles stacked on pallets. Each bundle contains…
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2019 wine grape season is (almost) a nightmare so far…

Update – May 29th, 2019 – Republishing this blog post with more current information – the rain is over, the sun has arrived, and the vineyards have dried out enough to rush labor and tractors into the vineyards. As of today, it looks like we avoided most of the shatter…
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