Archive for the Tag 'Suisun Valley'

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Suisun Valley is celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary

Presented by Suisun Valley Vintners & Growers Association, Suisun Valley is going to be celebrating their Appellation’s 31st Anniversary on the day after Christmas.  Wine and food tasting from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Thursday, December 26, 2013, guests in Suisun Valley will be gathering for an afternoon of wine tasting and light food […]

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Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

The earliest history of grape growing in Suisun Valley can be traced back to Mae Fisher Purcell. Mae wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: When […]

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Earliest History of Grape Growing in Suisun Valley

[Image courtesy of Gary Mangels] Mae Fisher Purcell wrote for the Eighteenth Anniversary Edition And All County Chamber of Commerce Atlas of Solano County, Information-Section 4-1935, in a story entitled, “Claus Mangels Renowned Solano Winery and Notable Estate is Beauty Spot of Suisun Valley: When Omar Khayyam, poet-tentmaker, wrote in his immortal Rubalyat the lines… […]

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Winemakers Don’t Have Green Thumbs ~ Just Ask Chuck Custodio of Trahan

Check out our free shipping on fine wines today! “I tried to make wine once, and mold grew all over the top of my Zin in no time. I’m not a winemaker. I have a green thumb, but I’m not a winemaker,” I recently said to Chuck Custodio, of Trahan Winery. “I guess that was […]

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A Love Story is happening in Suisun Valley at Rancho Solano*

Wine and Food “A Love Story” Friday, November 18, 2011 6:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. The event is happening at The Clubhouse at Rancho Solano* in Fairfield, and tickets are $35.00 in advance. Gather with the growers and vintners of Suisun Valley for a delicious evening of fine wines, tasty appetizers, and live music, as […]

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The Life Cycle of a Client: Breaking up can be easy ~ sorta ~ to do, and a grand experience

Having a client is like making a puzzle. YEAR ONE: First you gather all the edges, find the four corners, take the pieces and begin to fill in the border sides, until you have the outside of the box completed. YEARS TWO THROUGH FIVE: Next you begin to place all of the pieces that are […]

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Winterhawk Winery ~ Stewards of Their Land

Proprietor Don Johnson purchased the property known as Gordon Valley Farm in 1977. Already planted with grapevines, Don began his Winterhawk Winery in Suisun Valley with the idea of applying a stewardship approach to his land. According to Don: “Respect for the grapes and land is a very important reason why I’m here. In fact, […]

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Things to do in wine country, non wine (sorta) related ~ Friday Fotos ~ Gardens Abound

Gardens abound in Wine Country. These images will give you hope for spring, as we all experience these dreary days of winter… A breath of fresh air for you, as you keep this year’s vacations in mind… These pictures were shot all over California, while on wine tours. Why I know it works for someone […]

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Ledgewood Creek Winery & Vineyards ~ Where It’s All Done Well

Working in Suisun Valley for the past nearly seven years, I’ve come to meet a lot of people. One of the kindest families I’ve met is the Dean Frisbie family. There’s an understated quality about this family that draws me in. Perhaps its the legal DNA, since Dean’s past career was in law, and my […]

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Suisun Valley Wine and Food ~ A Love Story, From Grapes to Wine

Today’s blog is about the group effort (Suisun Valley). One of the most natural progressions in the wine industry is from the humble farmer, who has been growing grapes for sometimes generations in a family; and then one day, the light bulb goes on, and a producer is born… “I wonder what these grapes would […]