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    Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II

    The post Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. [Reproduced with permission] Texas Wine: the Conundrum for Media and Sommeliers Introduction After growing grapes for 34 years (in 8 vineyards with 43 varieties), one of t...

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    Wineries of Oregon – with White Rose Estate

    Greg Sanders will easily admit that he doesn’t do anything half-way. So, it didn’t seem like a big deal for him to venture to Oregon to buy some land. But then the land turned into a vineyard, and the vineyard into an Estate…and then there was the winery. Planted in 198...

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      Vineyards of Sonoma County – with Charles Heintz

      GrapeRadio - - 14 readers - Located in the Occidental region of Sonoma County, the Heintz Ranch has been owned by the Heintz family for nearly 100 years. Charlie’s grandparents purchased the land in 1912, and Charlie’s father farmed here. Apples rema...

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      WBC14: The Sta. Rita Hills “History” Excursion

      … The Sta. RIta Hills from Sanford Winery & Vineyards Arguably the best part of the Wine Bloggers’ Conference 2014 (WBC14) experience was the chance to get out into the countryside of the region the conference highlighted. The Santa Barbara Vintners did their best to introduce us to the wines at the hotel, but there is something intangibly…

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      Vineyards of Sonoma County – with Charles Heintz

      … Located in the Occidental region of Sonoma County, the Heintz Ranch has been owned by the Heintz family for nearly 100 years. Charlie’s grandparents purchased the land in 1912, and Charlie’s father farmed here. Apples remained in production until their first Chardonnay vineyard was planted in 1982. The family still maintains about 8 acres…

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      Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part II of II

      … and personal lesson in hot season vineyard management. Although, in the end, if they are successful (they will be), they will also have to admit that great wine can be made in hot climates (Ugh, for them). Article: Napa 2014: Will 40 years of wine-climate-marketing be unraveled? Introduction I can walk up to virtually any random person…

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      Wineries of Oregon – with White Rose Estate

      … Greg Sanders will easily admit that he doesn’t do anything half-way. So, it didn’t seem like a big deal for him to venture to Oregon to buy some land. But then the land turned into a vineyard, and the vineyard into an Estate…and then there was the winery. Planted in 1980 to own-rooted Pommard clone pinot noir, the 10-acre White Rose…

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      Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II

      … The post Dan Gatlin on Texas Wines and Climate, Part I of II appeared first on Texas Wine Lover. [Reproduced with permission] Texas Wine: the Conundrum for Media and Sommeliers Introduction After growing grapes for 34 years (in 8 vineyards with 43 varieties), one of the things I find most difficult to accept as I become a cranky old man…

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      How I Came to Love the Idea of Mechanization

      … Well, the good news is that we no longer need to hedge most of our grapevines. The bad news is that when we arrived at the vineyard two weeks ago, we found the upper third of the vines covered with Japanese Beetles who were partying as though the wine had already been made and they had just broken into the cellar. They were chowing down…

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