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.
Posts about Vineyards
  • Unified Symposium 2015: It’s All About Strategy

    … by the President of Jackson Family Wines, Rick Tigner. It looks like an incredibly fun talk going over important issues such as constraints of label growth, foreign market opportunities, and sustainability challenges and costs. After that I am torn between a Marketing/ PR session entitled “Content is King” and a Winemaking session focused…

    Nova Cadamatre- 2 readers -
  • Experience America’s Heritage Grape!

    … Vineyards and Presideo Social Club Ravenswood with Central Market Saddleback Cellars with Rosamunde Sausage Grill Flights features a professional tasting seminar with a focus on highly allocated, limited production Zinfandels. Learn insights from the experts and experience the range, depth and character of the wines. ZAP will once again partner…

    Luscious Lushes- 2 readers -
  • 2013 90 Plus Cellars Lot 111 Pinot Noir - A Lot To Love

    … this wine here. Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 8 Overall Rating: 8.0 Highly Recommended Don't Miss A Recommended Buy! Subscribe to our emails to get The Reverse Wine Snob in your inbox. You can now also PRE-ORDER my book an Amazon: Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine without Breaking the Bank! Visit our Featured Sponsors: …

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snobin Pinot Noir- 12 readers -
  • Spotlight on Chianti Classico: San Felice Il Grigio Gran Selezione 2010

    … Chianti is a land of large producers. Outside of the Classico zone, wines are made in large quantities and mediocre to poor quality. Understandably serious wine drinkers often avoid the large scale production wines. However, certain large producers remain important and, with their top offerings, make wines of distinction and terroir. San Felice…

    Just Grapes- 7 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    …, France – The grapes for this Champagne only come from Grand Cru vineyards. It is a blend of 3 vintages; 2008 primarily along with 2007 and 2006. Only 50,000 bottles were produced. It has a very light citrus nose. On the palate it is quite biscuity, along with lots of mouth filling bubbles. Sour/crisp apple leads to a sweeter apple flavour. Dry…

    MyWinePalin Cabernet Sauvignon Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 5 readers -
  • Donelan Family Wines Cuvée Christine Syrah 2011

    … Donelan is the project of Pax Mahle’s former partner Joe Donelan. After their split in 2008/2009 several of the warmer vineyard sites travelled with Joe over to the Donelan label. These wines are pretty hard to find and receive positive reviews from the big US critics. They have recently been imported into BC by Marquis Wine Cellars…

    Just Grapesin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Deconstructing the Masseto vineyard: Irrigation management

    …This post is the final in a series that sought to characterize Ornellaia's Masseto vineyard using both publicly available data as well as reasoned supposition. Previous posts in the series covered soils, scion and rootstock, disease and virus management, training systems and pruning practices, and nutrient monitoring. This post examines irrigation…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 5 readers -
  • Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience

    … Your Guide to the Texas Hill Country Wine Experience The Texas Hill Country Wineries have roots as old as any around. Texas grapes grow in soils made from ancient calcareous sea deposits, similar to many of the grape-growing regions of Europe. Texas wine culture arrived in the 1600s with Spanish missionaries who settled and planted vineyards…

    Vintage Texas Blog- 3 readers -
  • Wine of the Night - Six Mile Creek

    … York Finger Lakes vineyards can't make a nice, deep, Bordeaux-style red wine? Six Mile Creek has figured it out! The wine has a nice deep ruby color. Hints of plums and dark berries on the nose and consistent with the complex flavors and mild tannins. There is a hint of acidity in the taste which has a medium finish. Decant it for an hour and let…

    Robert Doan/ Wine 4 Your Life- 3 readers -
  • A Blanck slate in Alsace

    … with mineral characteristics, “the single vineyards and grands crus which express the plenitude of limestone, the sweetness and firmness of clay, the harmony of manganese and the racy bouquet and power coming from silica.” Then there are “les nectars,” the late harvest and “grains nobles” issued from overripe grapes “which are mysterious, opulent…

    Michael Godel/ Godelloin Pinot Noir Riesling- 5 readers -
  • Constructing a soil monolith with Vineyard Soil Technologies

    … Amenities, Supplies, Services,Green Valley,Russian River Valley,Vineyards,Wine,Winery [Photo Credit: Lori Knapp, Rubin Family Vineyards and Winery] I just recommended Vineyard Soil Technologies in my story entitled, “Soil Monolith ~ a perfect wine gift for the winery owner...” The Rubin Family Vineyards and Winery has taken advantage…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 5 readers -
  • Current Issues in Vineyard Health to be held at UC Davis Extension

    … Brought to you by the UC Davis Extension Department, the following is the day’s agenda and registration information for the ‘Current Issues in Vineyard Health’ course. It is going to be held this year in the UC Davis Conference Center, on December 2, 2014. According to Deborah Golino the director of the Foundation Plant Services Department…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 10 readers -
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