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July 2014

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…

June 2014

The arrival of June is always welcome here in Napa – the Napa Valley Wine Auction is held the first week, and it brings hundreds of wine lovers from around the globe for an event that is equal parts wine, fun and social.  This morning started grey and cool, our Read More…

May 2014

It’s May  -  we’re well past the beginning of spring and the vineyard is growing overnight, it seems.  Compare the pictures of a bare winter vine and the same vine now over two feet long, with a cluster of closed flowers starting to open, beginning the growing season.  All this Read More…

April 2014

“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” Henry Van Dyke, b. 1852 Welcome to April!  We’ve made it past our version of April Fool’s Day – bottling the 2013 Sauvignon blanc Read More…

March 2014

­­“This morning’s scene is good and fine, Long rain has not harmed the land.” Du Fu, Chinese poet, b. 712 A month ago we were warbling about the delights of sunny days during our rainy season.  Now it’s a different tune – our last three weeks have delivered almost three Read More…

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March 2014

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March 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 »