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Vine to Wine

Posted on September 15, 2018

Wine country is home to the amazing life cycle of the grape. From vine to wine, we’re looking at the winemaking process. Napa Valley wineries and Sonoma County wineries approach the process differently but essentially follow the same pattern. Check out the steps here and learn about winemaking. Winter Pruning More..

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Ways to Celebrate Harvest

Posted on September 10, 2018

For the season of fall, wine country experiences harvest – which is basically like the holiday season for everyone involved. It’s chaotic, stressful, rewarding, and what we’ve all been waiting for. You can smell the fermentation and oak in the air as winemakers turn grape juice to that glorious stuff More..

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On Fires & Wine: Musings of a Napa Valley Winemaker

Posted on September 05, 2018

North of most Napa Valley wineries, past St. Helena, and into Howell Mountain, lies Burgess Cellars. For those unfamiliar with Burgess Cellars, it’s a winery in the hillside of Howell Mountain founded in 1972. Winemaker Kelly Woods has created an art form in the field, with extensive experience at Napa More..

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Learn Some Winemaking Lingo

Posted on September 03, 2018

With Harvest here, wine country is buzzing and alive. If you’re planning on visiting some Calistoga wineries or Sonoma CA wineries, now is a great time to learn some wine lingo. Check out these commonly used terms in the wine world. Veraison You’re walking through a beautiful vineyard at Calistoga More..

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Harvest is Here!

Posted on August 30, 2018

Summer is almost over and Harvest is finally here! In wine country, this is kind of a big deal. Napa and Sonoma come alive with the buzz of the season as wineries start to finally pick the grapes they’ve been growing. Winemakers become anxious to make sure everything runs smoothly. More..

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