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2020 Malvasia Bianca – Best in Show

Our 2021 Malvasia was judged best wine in Livermore Valley for 2021. Here’s the story.

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Grenache – a case study in color

Grenache – extraction is the tricky bit

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Syrah – a case study in oxygen management

Why oxygen management is the crucial factor in Syrah.

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The 2020 Harvest in Livermore Valley

A look back at the 2020 harvest

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A Dozen Roses – A Look Back at 2020

Some of the best moments from 2020.

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Are Lockdowns Effective in Preventing Coronavirus?

Back in June, when California began to emerge from a severe lockdown of its economy, I wrote…

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freshly harvested grenache and mourvedre grapes

Shaking it up a bit

We’re shaking up our portfolio with Shake Ridge Ranch fruit.

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A Year on Fire – is Smoke Taint a Concern for Livermore Valley?

A few times a year I return to a small bluff that overlooks Tassajara Valley with a…

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Meet the New Wines for Summer 2020

Take a look at our new wines.

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Wildcat Mountain Vineyard and the reality of Coronavirus

The realities of Coronavirus are forcing us to rethink our philosophy.

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