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NVWR® 112 – 2010 Harvest Recap

by David on November 23, 2010

2010 is a year none of us will be able to forget for a very long time. Fortunately for us at Goosecross, this vintage year may very well produce some of the most flavorful wines in our 25 year history! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of […]

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NVWR® 95 – Harvest Recap 2009

by David on December 1, 2009

It’s hard to believe another harvest has come and gone. If anyone has told you that every year is the same here in Napa Valley, don’t you believe it! Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while I tell you about this, seemingly, text-book growing season that threw us a curve ball at the […]


Goosecross: Crushing Cabernet Franc

by David on October 20, 2009

Enjoy this 2-minute video of stemming and crushing the Cabernet Franc from our Estate here at the Goosecross winery in Yountville, Napa Valley. Join us on our crushpad – you’ll see how the freshly picked grapes go into the hopper and are fed into the small machine called a crusher-stemmer before going into a fermentation […]


Harvest Update from Goosecross

by David on October 9, 2009

Our Harvest Calendar tells the story. September brought us a few blasts of heat and the grapes came rolling in at a fairly rapid fire. The bad news: It’s exhausting to have so many burners going at once. The good news: A lot of the really hard work is behind us, now, so we begin […]


Goosecross Vintage Update – One Week to Go!

by David on August 29, 2009

The Cabernet, here at the winery, tastes about as sweet as table grapes right now (between 15 and 20% sugar) and we’re about a week out from harvesting our first grapes of the season next week. The Chenin Blanc will probably come in over Labor Day weekend. With the warm weather we’re having right now, […]


Fast and furious!

by David on September 12, 2008

Talk about your jack-rabbit start! If you’ve checked out our Harvest Calendar, you don’t have to ask how the weather’s been. The writing’s on the crush-pad, so to speak. I’m sure there must have been years that have been equally frenetic, but I can’t think of one right now. Everybody’s scrambling to keep up with […]


And they’re off…

by David on August 11, 2008

Let the harvest begin! In what’s been a rather eventful year, so far, we pile on the oddity that, here in Napa Valley, the local harvest began with Sauvignon Blanc rather than sparkling wine! Moooost unusual!! Mitch Cosentino (Cosentino is a neighbor of ours here in the Yountville District) was quoted as saying bringing in grapes […]


Blushing Beauties

by David on July 24, 2008

Those little green peas I told you about are beginning to blush and they’re a sight to be seen – such pretty little things… These little “peas” are actually Cabernet Sauvignon which is putting out signals that it’s thinking about coming home – not real soon – but maybe in about eight weeks, give or […]


NVWR® 54 – Harvest 2007 Recap

by David on October 30, 2007

Sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while Nancy Hawks Miller, a 20-year veteran of the wine industry and our Director of Education, takes a look back at the 2007 growing season and harvest. Especially for our listeners, we are pleased to offer a 20% discount on all Goosecross wines (with free shipping for […]


I Wish I Could Bottle it!

by David on September 10, 2007

Man, it smells good around here! And, well it should. If you check our harvest calendar, you can see why. It’s been non-stop since harvest started on August 24. The sweet aroma of all that fermenting juice, happily bubbling away, is positively addictive. The Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Cab, Viognier and Merlot have all conspired […]