September Syrah Harvest

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  What a crazy weather summer we have had! Because of the late rains, bud break, berry set, etc. were about 2 weeks later than usual – but then…. our extended heat wave changed everything! Normally extreme heat slows down … Continued

2017 August Area Events

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August was our month to show the WTF flag at area events. Starting with the Annual “Preston Castle Wine Tasting and Tour” event, followed later in the month with the Taste of Amador held in Sutter Creek.   Preston Castle … Continued

2017 June Vineyard Happenings

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Before and After Suckering and Trimming The vines have been growing steadily since early spring and now are preparing for adult hood.   During their prolific youthful days they’ve grown additional shoots over what we thought we were leaving when … Continued

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

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