Archive for the ‘Dry Creek Valley’ Category

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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. […]

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Gustafson Family Vineyards with Winemaker Emmett Reed

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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Ridge’s Winemaking Philosophy with David Gates

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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VIDEO WINEMAKER SERIES: The 21 Flavors of David Coffaro Wines in Dry Creek Valley

Tweet David Coffaro and I had recently met when I asked him to be a presenter at the 10th Annual Petite Sirah Symposium, hosted by Concannon Vineyard. I found that I really like David. He’s honest, down to earth, and a man of great passion. I asked if we could come to his winery to […]

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The TastingRoom.com that came to me

Tweet Sometimes I feel like I’m getting lazy, like when I can’t get myself out of my chair, drive to a tasting room, and do the work (as if tasting wine is such hard work). Still, when you’re surrounded by tasting rooms, it’s easy to become complacent… I made a promise to myself, however, when […]

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Old World Winemaking ~ Take a Tour with David Mounts on his micro crushpad

Tweet [Today is the second of five days to register for holiday gifts from Wine-blog. Simply leave your name in the comments for a chance to win. Rules.] Mounts Family Winery is one of those micro wineries in Dry Creek Valley, borne from third generation wine grape grower David Mounts. Both his father (Richard Mounts) […]