2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Published in: on December 30, 2013 at 11:28 PM  Leave a Comment  

Harvest October 2013

Harvest 2013

Published in: on October 15, 2013 at 9:29 PM  Leave a Comment  

Wine Garden Harvest 2013

House wine 2013


Published in: on August 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM  Leave a Comment  

Harvest 2013

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Published in: on August 8, 2013 at 9:38 PM  Leave a Comment  

Got Cold?

Habnero wine could help cure it…

Capsaicin has potent antibacterial properties that fight and prevent chronic sinus infections, or sinusitis. Because it is so hot, it also helps to stimulate secretions that help clear mucus from your nose, thereby relieving nasal congestion. This phytochemical may also help relieve sinus-related allergy symptoms.


Published in: on December 19, 2012 at 2:48 PM  Leave a Comment  
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December in the Vine Garden


two vines- side by side in the vine garden-  the first one is turning and losing it’s leaves, second one has started to bud out and has grape buds… Must be the California sunshine!

Published in: on December 10, 2012 at 7:33 PM  Leave a Comment  

Prickly Pear Wine

I took a drive through Napa today-

to pick up some fresh Prickly pears.

Published in: on November 26, 2012 at 7:42 PM  Leave a Comment  

On the third Thursday of each November…

Beaujolais Nouveau

 Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!

“The New Beaujolais has arrived!”

One of the most frivolous and animated rituals in the wine world has begun.

Published in: on November 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM  Leave a Comment  

2012 -Red blend

Harvested on 10/5/12

  • 75# Cabernet
  • 50# Cab Franc
  • 50 # merlot
  • 25# petite Verdot

Hand destemmed and crushed.

cold soaked for 4 days with meta.

pitched yeast- WY 30 French Red . (20 g.)

added 1 package  opti red yeast food.

Racked on 10/21/12

aprox 14 gallons

Published in: on October 16, 2012 at 2:04 PM  Leave a Comment  

2012 Harvest!

Tempranillo/Petite Syrah- 2012

Published in: on August 27, 2012 at 8:27 AM  Comments (1)