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NVWR® 104 – The Moth Invasion

by David on June 8, 2010

You’ve probably seen reports on both the Light Brown Apple Moth and the European Grapevine Moth in recent months and years. How did they get here? What do they mean to us as growers? What’s being done to contain or eradicate the related problems? Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is here to give […]

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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 […]

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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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Oakville AVA

by David on June 20, 2009

The Oakville AVA is home to some of the most famous names in Napa Valley – Robert Mondavi, Harlan, Rudd, Opus One and Screaming Eagle are well-known producers, there, and To Kalon and Martha’s Vineyard grow some of the most sought-after grapes in California. History The history of research and innovation in the region, which […]

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It sounds like some new, secret, stealth airship. And in fact, it is. But the war isn’t a military one. It’s agricultural. And it’s being fought in vineyards throughout California. The glassy-winged sharpshooter is actually an insect, about one half-inch long. It feeds on the water-conducting tissue of over 35 different kinds of plants and […]

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Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Radio! Thanks for listening! Winemakers, Geoff Gorsuch, Jeff Booth, and Bob Pepi discuss vineyard practices & their influence on quality. Their discussion includes influence of yields, hillside vs. valley-floor vineyards and deficit irrigation, among other topics.

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