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    Occasio News

    2011 Founder’s Merlot – 91 points

    We continue to be blessed by accolades, as today we learned our 2011 Merlot has been rated 91 points and named the Editor’s Choice for the September 2015 issue of the Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This comes on the heals of our Cabernet Sauvignon (90 points), which was the Editor’s Choice for the August issue of […]

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    Grilled Pork Loin

    Recipes

    Grilled Pork Loin with Occasio Pinot Gris Salt Rub

    I love to use dry rubs on meats and fish, so am always eager to try new recipes. This dry rub, from Portland, Oregon Chef John Eisenhart, is just the thing for an autumn pork roast – an end of season grill opportunity. In addition to being an incredible rub, it has the added advantage […]

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    Livermore Valley

    El Nino Promises Exciting Weather – 2015 Harvest

    Predicting the weather is a tricky, business. Though long-range weather forecasting is risky, it plays an integral role in planting, harvesting, and crop pricing. Love them or hate them, weather models are essential in agriculture. I pay attention to several forecasting services in an effort to anticipate disease pressure, crop yields, and harvest dates. Over […]

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    Livermore Valley

    Vintage 2015 – A Year of Unusual Weather Promises Concentrated Wines

    This is the first year of a new program at Occasio Winery, where we begin intense management of small vineyard sites with the focus on the local soils, climates, and our winemaking styles. To keep you apprised of our progress, this month we begin vineyard updates intended to keep you informed about the 2015 vintage. Occasio […]

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