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October 2014

October 2014

October 2014 has not been like most Octobers, and that’s not a bad thing!  No wringing our hands about potential storms swooping in off the Pacific this year!  All of our grapes came in early, with our last load arriving at the cellar door on the 6th.  I can’t recall Read More…

September 2014

STOMP last ten tickets Our annual October STOMP party is almost filled to capacity; there are ten tickets left. If you’re interested in a Napa afternoon with good music, good food and some GREAT wine, we’re having a party that will feature a hop into a barrel filled with grapes. Read More…

Shake, Rattle and Roll, Napa style…

This is what happens when a M6 quake hits a winery. Normally the barrels lined up so only one face shows at the end of the line. Not today – see the back rows precariously tilting towards each other? View the full image »

August 2014

  August has arrived with its usual heat, perfect for the beginning of Napa’s harvest season.  The big surprise is the ongoing humidity.  On the 20th of July we had a sprinkling of showers.  Nothing big, but still.  Rain in July?  And then yesterday, more rain.  Nothing pelting or drenching, Read More…

July 2014

Welcome to the middle of summer, when the vineyard is beginning to strongly hint that harvest isn’t all that far off.  Our early, warm, and mostly dry spring really gave the growing season a jump start.  The lilac hues of veraison are tinting our Merlot, verifying our suspicion – harvest Read More…

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July 2014

Latest Reviews

July 2014

Award-Winning Bell Wines

Results are in! – 2014 already has some awards worth sharing. Our 2009 Syrah got a gold and Top of Class from San Antonio Stock & Rodeo, and a gold from Houston Rodeo & Livestock. The 2010 Cabernet Claret also came up gold in Houston. A British publication, Decanter Magazine, Read More…

Recipes

Sandra and Anthony are fortunate to host numerous wine dinners and wine events around the country. Ranging from top rated restaurants to country clubs to neighborhood restaurants, each managed by talented chefs with a dedicated staff, each event presents a unique opportunity to see how a particular chef sees their food paired with our wines.

From these experiences, we have either selected specific recipes from the chef, or created our version of a recipe, to pair with our wines. We invite you to try one of our recipes with the suggested wine. View Recipes »