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Goosecross: The “Green Harvest”

by David on September 3, 2009

Geoff does a show and tell on how and why clusters are often thinned as harvest approaches. Enjoy! Subscribe

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A Year In The Vineyard

by David on July 8, 2009

Managing a vineyard, like many of the most worthwhile things in life, is a labor of love. Before planting, the grower must make a thorough investigation of the soils and meso-climate1 on the site to determine what variety will perform best in that situation. He must select the various clones2 and rootstock hybrids3 to suit […]

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Goosecross: Springtime Shoot Thinning

by David on June 23, 2009

Geoff Gorsuch shows how and why shoots are thinned in the vineyard. Subscribe

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How We Make Our Estate Meritage

by David on June 20, 2009

In 2002, we had to re-plant our home vineyard here at the winery because the Chardonnay we planted in 1978 was diseased. The phrase “crisis as opportunity” comes to mind. After almost 25 years, we had a chance to take a fresh look at our property and re-evaluate what belongs here. It’s a process! We […]

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How We Make Our Estate Chardonnay

by David on June 20, 2009

Wine making is so simple, it was discovered by accident. Fresh grape juice, unattended, will become wine sooner or later. But here’s the hard part: will the wine be any good? Science helps us bottle wine that is much more predictably sound than it was 100 years ago, but we can’t make memorable wine in […]

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