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Harvest State of Mind

Talking with a customer in our tasting room, who was both impressed and very appreciative of what my wife (Sharon) and I have accomplished, I began to reflect and really think about it… What have we done? Well, I guess … Continue reading

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Summer is here…

So my first passion in life was music. Started taking guitar lessons at 10 from a Hawaiian man, former professional musician, a dead ringer for Don Hoo, prophetic since I was born in Hawaii… After getting the basics I realized … Continue reading

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Harvest alarm clock ticking in Sierra Foothills Vineyards

Vintners have an internal clock that’s starts ticking at fruit set. This typically happens mid May for our vineyard. That tick, tick, tick turns into an alarm bell at veraison, typically August 1st for our vineyard. The Tempranillo graces us … Continue reading

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Is there really a price though, that can be put on passion?

Summer in the vineyard, is a time for hard work during warm or hot sunny days. Though, it also is a time where we breathe a sigh of relief and or assess the damages of spring. This spring was just … Continue reading

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Hello, Winter!

When Sharon and I first had the conversation about becoming vintners, we were sitting at a coffee house in Willow Glen, California. As we did on many a Saturday morning, we walked the mile or so to town, seeing many … Continue reading

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How Did We Get Here?

So, as I was helping my wife, Sharon, load up her Pot Bellied Pig, Bella Bella Baiocchi, in the car for the long drive to make her starring role in the new movie “Skeeter and Fetch,” it hit me… How … Continue reading

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A word about balance

When reading wine reviews or wine descriptions, the word balance is used often, but describing what exactly? Balance by definition can be used as a noun, meaning a state of equilibrium. It can be used as a verb with an … Continue reading

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Why farm? Why make wine?

A few thoughts on a rainy day when there is not much farming to be done… As much as I love what I do, and don’t question why I’ve chosen this path, there has been a little something on my … Continue reading

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