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Vineyard, Wine, And Brand Consulting
20 years of expertise applied to private client projects
specializing in small production premium brand development
Sonoma land owners trust Hydeout Sonoma Consulting with their vineyard construction, vineyard management, winemaking, and brand development. Since 1999 I have been consulting to wonderful private clients – from tech execs in Silicon Valley to second-home owners in Sonoma – who trusted me to build their vineyards, manage their farming, make their wine, and develop their brands. With lots of help from so many good people – employees, friends, colleagues, and key vendors – we’ve built and farmed in excess of forty unique vineyards and made dozens of special wines across more than fifteen vintages. Without exception, our clients have been kind and thoughtful people with interesting careers across many fields. They all placed their trust in me. That trust continues to be an honor and a privilege.

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Wine to olive oil to fall colors…

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, yes, guilty as...

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2019 harvest wraps up…

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...

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Barn Owls and Sonoma social tidbits…

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...

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