On May 13, 2008, Bravo Bottling, a mobile bottling line from Dry Creek came to our winery in Berkeley. Parking a 48' Semi and setting up next to businesses and home is always a challenge....
The 2006 harvest is now underway and we're knee- and arms-deep in gooey grape goodness. We're too busy to provide much of an update, but plan on providing full disclosure of all our adventures once the craziness subsides.
In the meantime, keep an eye on our Photos section
as we'll be posting pictures we take along the way.
Kiara and I celebrated our 4th anniversary with a trip to Santa Barbara wine country. We attended the First Annual Ballard Canyon Event. Starting around 10:30 am, we met in Los Olivos and jumped into vans. We visited four vineyards Tierra Alta, Purisima, Stolpman and Larner. Each vineyard tour was hosted by the respective vineyard manager: John Belfry of Buona Terra Farming, Jeff Newton of Coastal Vineyard Care Associates, Steve Beckmen, and Michael Larner. The tours were followed by lunch and tasting of wines made from those vineyards.
Even though I talk to my grape growers every couple of weeks, nothing beats going to visit them and walk the vineyard. On our way down to Santa Barbara for our anniversary weekend, Kiara and I visited Kirk Williams at Fairview Road Ranch in Santa Lucia Highlands.
Photo by Casey Hartlip of Eaglepoint Ranch view more photos A cold weather system in early March has brought plenty of rain (over 7 inches), some small hail, and a decent amount of snow....