My partner in all things Jose Diaz and winemaker Joe Freeman of River Road Family Vineyard and Winery explore what happens to a vineyard after all the grapes of that season have been harvested.

According to owner Ron Rubin, “”Quality has always been the number one priority for River Road Family Vineyards and Winery, and on behalf of our entire family, we will continue that commitment to producing quality wines at an excellent value to our loyal customers.”  Located in Green Valley of Russian River Valley, a sub-appellation of Russian River Valley in Sonoma County, River Road Family Vineyards and Winery is a family owned and operated. Their wines are sourced from both estate-owned and local family-owned vineyards to bring a beautiful wine experience that expresses the unique character of each variety, the vineyards, and the people behind the wines.

Listen to Joe talking about how the spring of 2012 will tell a winemaker about what’s going to happen during the following year’s growth.

SIDEBAR: Joe’s really looking forward to 2013, after exploring the 2012 spring vines.

This is a great educational video for anyone who loves wine; because great wines do begin in the vineyards, and some of us will enjoy knowing how and why.

The greatest nugget for me in this video is Joe explaining why nutrient deficient soil is a benefit. While this may seem like an oxymoron ideology, it’s not.



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