Ah, Terroir. To some, it’s the Sasquatch of the wine world; its existence oft spoken of, but never proven. To others, it’s akin to pornography. As Justice Potter Stewart famously put it in Jacobellis v. Ohio: I shall not today… Read More ›
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David Gates is a great man. David Gates is our Vineyard Manager, and he is a great man. A great man managing great vineyards. David Gates is President on the Board of Directors for Rhone Rangers. Rhone Rangers is a… Read More ›
Sustainability is a tricky thing. It’s like mind in search of no-mind. There is no there there. Sustainability is a tricky thing. It’s like sequestration. There is no perfect answer, and there must always be compromise. As but one example, consider weeds…. Read More ›
I was early, by intention. I wanted to absorb the air, the space, the mojo. Ghosts of Shamans past — silken-shadowed, proud and twirling — wove the naked canes with threads of dripping gossamer. In my car, the metal murmuring… Read More ›
For our Week 7 edition of #VineWatch13, I have something quite cool to share; a close-up look at a very cool vineyard procedure known as In-Row Tilling! Full disclaimer, the footage below was shot at our Geyserville vineyards (meaning, it’s… Read More ›