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April 2009

Welcome to Goosecross Cellars!

by David on April 30, 2009

Welcome to Goosecross Cellars! A family winery founded in 1985. Here you’ll feel the pride of ownership and experience the personal service. We produce a collection of wines that are distinctive and eclectic in style, and our brand of hospitality preserves authenticity.

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Q: Conversion rate for fermentation?

by David on April 27, 2009

Question from Karen: I have a question for you… If you crush wine grapes and the juice has 20% sugar, is the alcohol 5%??? Looking forward to your answer. Thank you. Reply: Hi, Karen! Thanks for writing! Here’s a brief reply from our winemaker, Geoff Gorsuch: Depending on all the parameters, yeast, temperature, nutrients, and […]

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NVWR® 84 – Botrytised and Ice wines

by David on April 21, 2009

In episode 80, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, took a broad look at the world of sweet and fortified wines. Since then, we’ve covered port, sherry and Madeira. Today we conclude the series by taking a look at the strange world of botrytised wines and ice wines. Complete text is available at goosecross.com […]

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NVWR® 83 – Madeira

by David on April 14, 2009

In episode 80, Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, took a broad look at the world of sweet and fortified wines. The episodes that follow, like this one, break it out by category. Today’s topic is the deliciously odd world of Madeira. Each of these podcasts regarding sweet wines will be released, on a […]

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Just Released: 2006 Napa Valley Merlot

by David on April 13, 2009

Better stop by the tasting room! We’ve just released our 2006 Merlot and it’s sure to put a smile on your face. About 1/2 the grapes were grown on our estate right here at the winery. This mid-valley location allows for plenty of ripeness and full, opulent flavors. The rest of the fruit came from […]

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NVWR® 82 – Sherry Wine

by David on April 7, 2009

In episode 80, we took a look at some of the most popular styles of sweet wine. Today, we delve into the delicious world of sherry in particular. Relax, pour yourself a glass of sherry and enjoy! Each of these podcasts regarding sweet wines will be released, on a weekly basis, until the series is […]

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Goosecross: Springtime Shoot Thinning

by David on April 4, 2009

Geoff Gorsuch, our Winemaker, does show and tell on shoot thinning and suckering the vines. Couple of terms he uses: 1. Cordon: These are, in our case, two permanent arms tied to the lowest trellis wire. The naked vine looks like a “T” formed by the trunk and these bi-lateral arms. 2. Spur: The spurs […]

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