We're open for tasting all weekends in August and will be participating in the Wine Trail Celebration on the 28th, hosting J. Lohr Vineyards and Wiinery. Look for some barrel samples, futures and special offers.
We're also pouring at the Mountain View Wine Stroll August 15 and the Morgan Hill Wine Shop August 5th
Our wine of the month is our 2012 Martini Pinot Noir
We still have some cases of the 2011's on close out, and may be moving addtional wines as we get our inventory, check in when you visit.
New Neighbors Part 3! In addition to Seeker Vineyards on Turlock, and Lion Ranch on Santa Theresa, we have a third new winery opening in the center of the Santa Clara Valley. Stefania will be soft opening this weekend at 1800 Day Road.
Netting is going up as Veraison occurs, we are trying to keep ahead of the birds. Water pressure has been a factor, with our upgraded irrigation in Athena's vineyard, we've had to repair leaks that were never apparent before and are seeing better growth along the length of the rows. We expect a bigger crop of Merlot and Cab Franc. Our work in the other vineyards has been hampered a bit by water availability, the choice to keep the canopy small looks to have been a wise one.
Jane's getting her blends figured out, corks ordered and we'll be bottling soon. She's got a list of volunteers and will be writing when the schedule is made.We installed ozonators to allow for more effective cleaning and reduce the volume of water needed to rinse, and will be doing what we can to recycle water, cleaning barrels over our front lawn for example.