Calm and Tranquil

I do so dislike the wind, especially the March winds. March is the peak of pruning season. It is so wonderful to be back out in the vineyard full time and without interruption. But I have to admit that the fierce, biting winds of the last several weeks has taken some...

2016 Village Chardonnay

2016 Village Chardonnay $32.00 Style: Classic Village Chardonnay with a generous ripeness and weight with medium acidity and a dry finish. Nutmeg, ripe pear, rising bread dough, melon rind and hay. Food Pairings: Lightly seasoned poultry or pork. Vineyards:...

Wine Trade Show Culture

  Winery trade show season is January, February and March. Those in the biz are more relaxed at this time and have the time to attend. It has been a number of years since I have been on a trade show floor. I was asked to give a few presentations at a PA show last week...

Why I love to prune grapevines

I’m now used to the puzzled looks in reaction to my declaration that pruning is my favorite vineyard activity. So I’ve been working on an explanation that makes sense of it all. The three months of November, December, and January are my least active time in the vines....

week of 2/19/18:Soils, Slopes, and Great Red Wines

I’ve had an article in my head for the past couple of years. Last month I was contacted by Linda McKee, editor of Wines and Vines, a well respected trade journal. She wanted to know if I would be interested in writing another piece (I wrote something for W&V last...