September 2015 – Hang Time, Not Harvesting Yet

I am so happy with the long hang time the grapes are getting in the vineyard!  We are holding tight and letting nature run its course on the tail end of this 2015 vintage.  It has has been noted already that this 2015 vintage is more epic than the outstanding 2014 — and both beating 2012?!    LOVE Oregon wine!

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August in the Vineyard – 2015

This time of year is always so beautiful and exciting.  It is thrilling to see the change in the grapes, the maturity of the vineyard, and knowing of the harvest ahead.  I am so proud to see the Green cover knowing that we’ve had no rain since May, yet this is still a healthy, well vented, hydrated vineyard.

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Italian Summer – 2015

I try to get to Italy each summer with Anya.  These trips feed the soul and electrify my senses.  From time with my Formaglini family to picking the brains of the local winegrowers, these experiences are immeasurable.  Counting the days until Italy 2016 already …

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Pouring for OC Wine Retail Royalty

It is always nerve wracking to pour my wine for people — especially when the “people” are wine importing, retailing, and tasting experts like Tristen Beamon and Kyle Meyer, owners of the Wine Exchange in Santa Ana.  WineX (formerly Best Wines) carried our 2012 Pinot and I really wanted them to be as excited for the 2013 Vintage.  GREAT news!  They loved it and will add 2013 to their inventory for national and international online and in-store sales.