Archive for the ‘Video by Diaz Communications’ Category


Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz

Viszlay Vineyard in the field with John Viszlay and Jose Diaz… Being in the vineyards with a winemaker who loves what he’s doing is always such a pleasure. I’ve got a green thumb and love helping things to grow organically. Sharing that passion with someone else who loves to be part of a “growing things” […]


Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards talks about how great wine begins in a great vineyard

Steve Hall of Robert Biale Vineyards has that very easy, very comfortable way about him; and he uses that accessible trait to describe meticulous details of his craft… Namely: working with vineyard owners being at the mercy of mother nature knowing as much about each vine as he possibly could; from the good of the […]


River Road Family Vineyards and Winery: In a Post Harvest Chardonnay Vineyard with Winemaker Joe Freeman

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 […]


In the Vineyards with Ben Sessions of Hanzell

When I first got into the wine business just about two decades ago, my eyes were opened to a whole new world that was so exciting. I remember saying to myself, “Please, don’t ever let me take any of this for granted.” In those first years, I met a very special woman, Jean Arnold Sessions. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


Joel Peterson, the Godfather of Zin

This first video is a photo journal of the 20th anniversary of the tasting room location event. I’m showing you this one just in case you’d like to see Ravenswood Winery and their celebration. The second video below is an interview between Joel Peterson and Jose Diaz, talking about Ravenswood and Joel’s history in the […]


A Post Harvest Chardonnay Vineyard, what’s it all about, Joe Freeman?

My partner in all things Jose Diaz, and River Road Family Vineyard and Winery’s winemaker Joe Freeman explore what happens to a vineyard after all the grapes of that season have been harvested. Listen to Joe talking about how the spring of 2012 will tell a winemaker about what’s going to happen during the following […]


Puncheons continue to become more popular for use in winemaking

In a story by my writing buddy Larry Walker, which was publised in Wine & Vines, Larry wrote a story entitled “How Big Is Your Barrel?” It was written in February 2006, and Larry quotes barrel broker Mel Knox as saying “… in the early 1980s, he didn’t sell a single puncheon. ‘Now, I can’t […]