A vineyard ('wine farm' in South Africa) is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice. The science, practice and study of vineyard production is known as viticulture.A vineyard is often characterised by its terroir, a French term loosely translating as "a sense of place" that refers to the specific geographical and geological characteristics of grapevine plantations, which may be imparted in the wine.
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  • Hill Country Wine Symposium 2015 in March

    … Texas Hill Country Wineries will be hosting the Hill Country Wine Symposium 2015 on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24-25 at the Hill Country University Center. The cost for the Symposium varies if you are a Texas Hill Country Wineries (THCW) member or not: THCW members – $75 for one day, $100 for both days Non-members – $125 for one day…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 2 readers -
  • 23rd Annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day to be held on Feb. 6

    … The 23rd annual Gulf Coast Grape Grower Field Day will be February 6 at the Agricultural Society Hall, 13035 Hall Road, located in Cat Spring. This is an all-day event providing educational seminars for growers provided by Austin County Grape Grower Committee and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. The event starts with registration at 8:30…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 3 readers -
  • The Old School Wine Critic Is As Important as Ever

    … a place to taste curious wine lovers who seek them out. And they have a smallish allocation list. It hasn’t been easy. Their wines have been priced around $70 a bottle. Not out of line for small batch, single vineyard, well made, stylish Napa Valley Cab. But on occasion they have had to discount here and their. They’ve had to work hard to sell…

    Tom Wark/ Fermentation- 5 readers -
  • Cliffs Wine Picks – Dec 29, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015

    … hillsides with mudstone and shale soils – 7 acres of Syrah, 2 acres of Grenache and 1 acre of Roussanne – and are farmed organically. Additionally, Bradley works closely with Coastview Vineyard located at 2400 ft on a mountain top in the Gabilan Mountains overlooking the Salinas Valley and Monterey Bay (several miles due south of Mt. Harlan). He has…

    Cliff's Wine Picks- 5 readers -
  • Wines of the Week: Wines of Hourglass Estate

    … characteristics in the profile, adding gravitas and—dare I say it?—sobriety. I love bitter, and I love that these wines fearlessly leave my tongue, at last, with a bitter snap. It might take a little getting used to. 2013 Hourglass Sauvignon Blanc Estate Napa Valley 14.2% abv | $40 (sample) A spritely, poised Sauvignon Blanc produced from a single vineyard…

    Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Cabernet Sauvignon- 9 readers -
  • Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

    … The Avalon CAB California Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Syrah, 7% Zinfandel and 4% Merlot sourced from vineyards located in Napa Valley (the largest % of the grapes come from Napa), Lodi, Paso Robles and Monterey County in Northern California. This Cab was aged for 8 months in French and American oak barrels…

    CHEAP WINE FINDERin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 6 readers -
  • Why do Millennials go to wine bars?

    …. If you want to appear sophisticated, and this is good for any sex or persuasion, ask what they have in a single vineyard Pinot (I mean Pinot Noir, not Gris, dammit). If they happen to have multiple choices then just pick the cheapest. The super-trendies will want to ask for natural or, better yet, biodynamic wines. I have no idea what a natural…

    Bob Hunnicutt/ Bob on Sonoma- 4 readers -
  • Zinfandel of the Month – 2011 Ravenswood Zinfandel Bedrock Vineyard

    …. Fabulous texture and mouthfeel. Raspberry liquer, boysenberry, white pepper and bittersweet chocolate on the palate. Silky tannins and super acidity. Great Zinfandel…but what else would you expect from a combination of Ravenswood Winery and Bedrock Vineyard? Drink over the next several years. My rating: 92 points. Ravenswood is widely available…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 4 readers -
  • Contino 'founding father' Jose Madrazo dies

    … and international exposure. He was general manager until 1999 and retired completely in 2001. Contino was unusual in Rioja because it was a single estate winery, sourcing grapes from its own 62 hectares of vineyards. ‘Jose knew the terroir as he bought the grapes for Cune and he realised the potential they had to be able to produce a single vineyard wine,’ said Urrutia Ybarra. ‘40 year later, Contino has strong recognition worldwide.’ Madrazo’s son, Jesus de Madrazo, is currently the winemaker at Contino. Related Content: …

    Decanter- 5 readers -
  • Guest Post: #Vinopanion Roy Jurgens visits Paso Robles

    … It is quite the rare occasion here at Vinopanion (WL, FB, Tw, IG) when we greenlight a guest post. But, recently a Vinopanion reader contacted us about possible recommendations for a lovely planned trip to Paso Robles Wine Country (WL, FB, Tw). We had been in Paso again earlier in the year, for my Wildflower Triathlon. One of our favourites…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 4 readers -
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