2017 March Spring Pruning

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  With the deluges of February hopefully behind us, we’re pruning our vines before they awaken from a nice winter nap. In addition on March 4th and 5th, we offered vineyard tours and pruning demonstrations. The last time we were active in the vineyard … Continued

Back from Cruising

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Arrived back at Wine Tree Farm on Saturday 22nd, after 2 weeks teaching wine blending classes on the high seas. I departed for Miami on October 7’th. As you may recall hurricane Matthew was just passing off-shore east of Miami and heading … Continued

Off Cruising

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Every year for the past 4 years I take off several weeks to teach wine blending classes on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. It’s a tough job but somebody has to do it! We start our cruises in Miami. … Continued

Phew… 2016 Harvest is done

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As you know we grow 3 Rhone varietals: Syrah Grenache Mourvèdre We pick each varietal when the Brix (percentage sugar) reaches a certain level (and before the birds eat them all.) This year we picked Syrah on 8/29/16 (about the … Continued

August Adventures

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Our July month-end birthday party drew a good crowd. I hope the attraction was to attend a great Birthday party, but serving great wine, Swingles famous tri-tip, a fantastic salad, ample Birthday cake and great wine deals, may also have been a draw. … Continued

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