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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 »

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…

February 2014

“Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.” Mark Twain, b. 1835 Have you ever wondered what Napa would be like without rain in January? I can assure you that it was simply lovely – lunching on our sunny patio, watch-ing fruit trees pop into early bloom, strolling Read More…