We frequently get questions from readers and visitors and will be posting some of these here on the blog from time to time. Here’s one we just received: Question: …when I go to purchase a bottle of wine — the year on the bottle — should I look for past or present years? I’m confused [...]
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 [...]
2008 has been a great reminder that every year isn’t the same here in Napa Valley. Nancy Hawks Miller, our Director of Education, is here to tell you all about this very interesting and challenging vintage.