Month: May 2011


Many moons ago the Little Old Winemaker at Italian Swiss Colony in Asti used to say that every year was a vintage year in California. This implied California’s weather was ideal and varied little from year to year. However, in the 30+ years I’ve been in the business I have never seen a vintage which …


Fabulous Frittata

With warm weather approaching and our chickens producing full tilt, it’s time to think eggs. A frittata is an easy, versatile and delicious meal – and it is well matched with a glass of Taft Street Rose of Pinot Noir! Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion sliced ¾ cup of cheese 6-8 eggs salt and …

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May Days

The rains have finally ended, the vines are abloom, and Northern California’s blessedly short winter is a thing of the past. It’s time for flip flops, barbecue and Taft Street wine! In the winery it’s mostly bottling for clients. We will soon release our 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay, as inventory on the 2008 Chardonnay …

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