Archive for the ‘Dry Creek Valley’ Category

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Opportunity of Circumstance, by Vintner D. H. Gustafson

I recently wrote about Dan Gustafson of Gustafson Family Vineyards and Winery, in a fun, astrological way… This Full Moon in Capricorn Celebrates Prominence – Dan Gustafson is in the House. I wrote: The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the […]

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This Full Moon in Capricorn Celebrates Prominence – Dan Gustafson is in the House

The Capricorn personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement, they always want to climb the corporate ladder and be the best they can be. Capricorns have excellent sense of time and manage it very well, they are excellent organizers. Capricorns are very creative, not spontaneously creative but it is incorporated into their time […]

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The loss of John Pedroncelli is deeply felt in wine country

John Pedroncelli was one of those quiet leaders; you know them, they’re the most in tune with harmony. [The Pedroncelli family photo is borrowed from their Website.] The title read, “John Pedroncelli, prominent Dry Creek winemaker, dies at 89,” and my heart sank… We’ve lost a great one from Dry Creek Valley and from PS […]

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Celebrity Vineyards, written by Nick Wise about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond is a great wine read

Nick Wise has written a really great book about Celebrity Vineyards; one that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading. His style, grace, and stories about Napa, Tuscany, and beyond, about superlative wines and extraordinary vintners, is very informative and parallels my own story… so much so that I immediately found that common bond and was drawn in. […]

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Mounts Family Winery ~ Growing world class wine grapes in the heart of Dry Creek Valley

In keeping with Wine Blog’s dedication to oral journals from winemakers, this is the second part of a four part series with David Mounts. My reason for breaking up these videos is because I’m acutely aware that no one has the time to sit through a 30 to 40 minute video during the day. That […]

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Gustafson Family Vineyards with Winemaker Emmett Reed

Gustafson Family Vineyard has been a favorite on Wine-Blog, because both owner Dan Gustafson and winemaker Emmett Reed have gone out of their way to over deliver. Both articulate gentlemen are very eager to share. Some people are just easy to be around, and that would be Dan and Emmett. There’s never been a time […]

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David Coffaro’s Historical Petite Sirah Field Blend in Dry Creek Valley

David Coffaro, owner and winemaker for David Coffaro Wines, discusses with Jose Diaz his 100 year old field blend vineyard, his wines, his diary, and his weather station. At least six or seven varieties have been identified by UC Davis, but there are many more vines not yet identified. He discusses how each vine looks, […]

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Ridge’s Winemaking Philosophy with David Gates

Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention, … That’s a Paul Draper quote, by the way. Even though “Minimal Intervention ~ Maximum Attention” flowed easily from V.P. Of Vineyard Operations David Gates in conversation, he was quick to tell me, when I said that’s a great title, that those words belong to Paul Draper. (Off to an […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ David Coffaro: Wines and The First Wine Blogger

Appealing to my inner hippie…. David Coffaro, owner and winemaker for David Coffaro Wines, discusses with Jose Diaz his wines, his diary, and his weather station. Many people don’t realize that before Web 2.0 launched, which allowed us all to become interactive with the Web, David Coffaro was writing a Web Log… Later, with the […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES ~ David Coffaro’s Historical Field Blend, by DC Productions

David Coffaro, owner and winemaker for David Coffaro Wines, discusses with Jose Diaz his 100 year old field blend vineyard, his wines, his diary, and his weather station. At least six or seven varieties have been identified by UC Davis, but there are many more vines not yet identified. He discusses how each vine looks, […]