The Chardonnay Conundrum

To filter or not to filter…. In honor of the recent bottling our 2012 Tom Eddy Manchester Ridge Unfiltered Chardonnay, I thought it would be fun to discuss the pros and cons of making a product like this and discuss exactly what unfiltered means. Now some of you big Tom Eddy fans may not even [...]

By | April 1st, 2014|Vineyard, Wine|0 Comments

Pruning Methods In The Vineyard

In Napa Valley, there are three main styles of pruning in the vineyard: head-trained, cordon, and cane pruning.

By | March 11th, 2013|Vineyard|0 Comments

Weather in the Vineyard

For grape growers, gardeners and other farmers, the weather is the truth we live by.

By | June 21st, 2011|Uncategorized, Vineyard|0 Comments

2010 Vintage Take Away: Follow The Winemaker

The lesson here is to be wary of wine critics over-generalizing on an entire vintage, whether good or bad.

By | March 16th, 2011|Vineyard, Wine|0 Comments

Harvest 2010 Napa Valley: Late But Great

Every lot of red wine I've seen this year has more depth of color of than any year that I can recall..

By | October 24th, 2010|Vineyard, Wine|0 Comments

Grapes Maturing in Kerry’s Vineyard

Taking the mystery out of wine words like veraison, brix and total acidity, assistant winemaker Jason Gerard gives it up in simple language.

By | September 14th, 2010|Vineyard, Wine|0 Comments

The 2010 vs 1998 Harvest Debate

So let me stick my neck out and say that 2010 could very well be a “classic” Cabernet vintage.

By | August 24th, 2010|Vineyard|0 Comments

Wires in the Vineyard? Trellising Begins.

Trellis wires are added to our organic vineyard to give support to new grape shoots and eventual grape clusters.

By | July 8th, 2010|Vineyard|0 Comments

Love Blooms in the Vineyard

Where grapevines are concerned, love means "bloom". And those tiny clusters that look like miniature grapes? Those are encapsulated flowers just waiting to make love.

By | June 15th, 2010|Vineyard|0 Comments

Suckering Our Cabernet Vineyard

We have about a week and a half window to sucker the young volunteer shoots before they become lignified (hardened) and harder to deal with.

By | May 25th, 2010|Vineyard|1 Comment