Petite Sirah Harvest ’13

Our harvest of the 2013 crop was about as good as we could hope. The weather this year provided ideal ripening. A warm spring, followed by a long hot summer, brought us to the end of the season with nice … Continue reading


Praying for Brix

We have been measuring the brix a lot recently. About a week ago, they measured 20.5.  Today, they measured about 21.25.  They need to be higher.  Jim, our vineyard manager recommends we hang in there (I don’t think he intended … Continue reading

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An early October rain

Well, what happened to the 95+ degree weather of last week? It has vanished and in its place we have rain and cool weather. On Saturday, the brix measured about 20 — so while the grapes have great color and … Continue reading

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