Archive for the Tag 'Dry Creek Valley AVA'

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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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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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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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My Dear, Deer Prefer Petite, It’s not just we who do…

FUN FACT: Being in an old Zinfandel vineyard with David Gates, Paul Draper’s VP of Vineyard Operations at Ridge Vineyard and winery in Dry Creek Valley, we walked past a “thin” vine. It was obviously ravaged by something, and just didn’t have the same full foliage on long canes that drip downward like the rest […]

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One of the Best Wine Country Picnic Sites ~ Gustafson Family Vineyards

A sensational winery, with sweeping vistas in so many directions, Gustafson Family Vineyards is a favorite for those who enjoy taking the time to visit a “destination” winery. The excursion up the Dry Creek Valley mountainside takes you on an exploratory adventure; and, it’s one that you won’t soon forget. Imagine being 1,800 above sea […]

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Welcome to wine country heaven. So why are you driving like hell?

I wish I had made that saying up, but I didn’t. This used to be written on a sign outside of the Dry Creek Store, on Dry Creek Road in Healdsburg. I miss the sign not being there anymore. It carried an important message. Jose and I drove there a while ago, so I could […]