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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…

Autumn at Bell Wine Cellars

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus, b. 1913 After seven months of near constant sun, the rain has finally arrived in Napa. And now that we’re well into November and tilting toward December, the winery is beginning to return to a more normal Read More…