Archive for the Tag 'Dry Creek Valley'

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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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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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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, […]

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The TastingRoom.com that came to me

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 I […]

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

[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) and […]

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David Mounts talks about how to grow 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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Canopy management, shoot position, cluster separation, by David Mounts

In keeping with Wine Blog’s dedication to oral presentations by winemakers, this video is very informative with answers from David Mounts of Mounts Family Vineyards. Coming from his family vineyards in Dry Creek Valley, owned by his father Richard Mounts, David had the advantage of going to UC Davis. This was to not only learn […]

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Winemaker Video Series ~ Gustafson Family Vineyards with Emmett Reed and Dan Gustafson

Did you know wine makes a great gift for any occasion? Last Friday, I featured Gustafson Family Vineyards with winemaker Emmett Reed in Dan Gustafson’s Petite Sirah block. This Friday, it’s the other half of that interview, with Jose Diaz and Emmett taking it to the wine cellar to talk about Gustafson’s 2010 Petite Sirah […]

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A Petite Tasting That Was Huge, Of Course

When I ask the members of PS I Love You for anything… I mean anything… they respond in huge ways. In such a huge way, actually, that the tasting I wanted to do in one sitting needed to be broken up into two parts. In my right mind, I couldn’t open up all 30 bottles […]