Archive for the Tag 'River Road Family Vineyards and Winery'

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Batonnage of a new sort at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery

Batonnage, the stirring of lees after fermentation, at River Road Family Vineyards and Winery (RRFVAW) is performed by winemakers Joe Freeman and Ed Morris in a new fan-dangled way. It’s also important to note that assistant winemaker Ed Morris worked as a cooper for 11 years, prior to coming to River Road Family Vineyards and […]

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Blessing of the Harvest in Russian River Valley at River Road Family Vineyards And Winery

A dream realized… In the past, I’ve written about the blessing of the harvest by my friend and winery owner of Field Stone Winery, the Reverend John Staten. I’ve attended his blessed celebrations and feel/understand the importance of them. Interestingly, Jose was called upon to deliver a part of John’s program. It was so lovely […]