Pinot Pickin’ Party ‘n’ Palate Poppin’ Paella Picnic

Our Pinot Noir grapes are waiting for you….. Grab your sunscreen and your hat and join us at the PINOT PICKIN PARTY ‘N’ PALATE POPPIN’ PAELLA PICNIC!!! Back by popular demand – It’s a hands-on vineyard experience as you pick Pinot to create your very own Club Cuvee. Two teams…

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Paso Summer Concert Series at Calcareous Vineyard

Brad Wilson live! Rock out on top of the world at the Calcareous Summer Concert Series. Guests can indulge in wine by the glass or bottle as well as food & wine pairings. Source:California Wines

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Good Reads Wednesday

by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)Every Wednesday I post my recommendations of the best of last week’s postings concerning wine, whether blogs or news.  I list them in the order I read them, so you shouldn’t infer anything about the order in which I…

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Red Harvest Begins Tonight

We are excited to begin harvesting the first of our red grapes tonight!  Our red grape harvest will be done in less than a month, so if you’d like to see some grapes still on the vine, join us on a vineyard tour before they are all gone.  The first…

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Tunes at Talley – Triple Down Theory

Come enjoy the tunes of Triple Down Theory, the wine and the summer sun. Its all happening at Talley Vineyards. Wine by the glass, $4. Food for purchase from The Paring Knife food truck & Pizza oven. Source:California Wines

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Fiddlehead’s Harvest Hoopla

Want an insider’s “behind the scenes” look into our Cellar at Harvest 2013? Join us at our winery in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto as we take you on a tour of “Harvest Headquarters”. Wines from our entire portfolio will be flowing including our limited edition ‘Goosebury’ and ‘Hunnysuckle’ Sauvignon blancs…

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Smoke Taint

  Dear Growers, Vineyard Owners and Winemakers: Attached please find a document from a comprehensive study conducted by the Australian Wine Research Institute and Australian Department of Agriculture & Food: http://m.awri.com.au/wp-content/uploads/smoke_effect_in_grapes_and_wine.pdf So many questions have arisen in relation to the affects of the Rim Fire on our grapes and ultimately on our wine.…

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Is Big Better?

by Jeff Miller of Artisan Family of Wines (Seven Artisans, Sly Dog Cellars, Red Côte)This article by Steve Heimoff is pretty interesting: “Why big is better (but just up to a point)” (http://www.steveheimoff.com/index.php/2013/08/27/why-big-is-better-but-just-up-to-a-point/) While the article is well worth reading, I think that this paragraph kind of summarizes the main thought: “The main…

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Grilled Oysters with a Creamy Chipotle Sauce

serves six as an appetizer A delightfully spicy chipotle complements the rich creamy nature of California oysters. Pair with California Chardonnay or Pinot Gris. Ingredients: 10 chipotle peppers*, seeds and stems removed 1/3 cup (80 ml) red wine vinegar 3 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 tablespoon (15 ml)…

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