Month: November 2011

2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Our 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Gris was a 2011 Gold Medal Winner! Nine other wines were also awarded: Silver: 2008 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Garagistes 2009 Russian River Valley Riesling 2010 Sonoma County Rose of Pinot Noir 2008 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2009 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Bronze: 2008 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Russian …

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So what do you do with a bunch of quinces? Jam doesn’t quite work. After a little research, it seems that quince is the main ingredient in membrillo – a Spanish spread that goes well with cheese and red wine. And it’s easy! INGREDIENTS 4 Quinces, peeled, cored and chopped Water Sugar, to be determined …

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End of Harvest

The last grapes are in today, putting an end to a long and difficult harvest. It was a season characterized by low yields (up to 25% below projections). Furthermore, grapes picked over the last several weeks often were faced with mildew, adding to the challenge. However, our own grapes came in prior to the rains, …

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