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
    • 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 in El Paso del Norte.

      Vintage Texas Blog- 3 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, “We have a great slate of speaker ...

      Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 10 readers -
    • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

      Label Art for Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love Wine Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery I like this Kerrville Hills Muscrat Love wine for several reasons. The first reason is because at the first public wine tasting that I think that ever did (in Old Town Spring, TX, in the mid-to-late 1990s) I included a sweet and slightly sparkling Muscat Canelli wine from ...

      Vintage Texas Blog- 11 readers -
  • My Top 5 Star Rated Wines for 2014

    …, California ($349.99) – Light intensity cassis, vanilla, and a whiff of capsicum on the nose. Dry and mineral, with ripe purple fruit and vanilla flavours. Tannins kick in and the minerality builds in your mouth. Quite amazing. A very interesting wine. Cesari Bosan Ripasso 2005 Cesari Bosan Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, 2005, Italy (SPEC…

    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

    … the implications of this situation for the Masseto vineyard. According to Orlandini et al. (Water Use in Italian Agriculture: Analysis of rainfall patterns, water storage capacity, and irrigation systems), Tuscany gets about 22 billion cubic centimeters of precipitation annually with yearly values ranging from 2000 mm in the northwest to 500 mm in Maremma…

    Wine -- Mise en abyme- 5 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

    … Paul Blanck et fils Photo (c): Philippe Blanck‘s wines are his tabula rasa; Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Blanc, Sylvaner, Chasselas, Pinot Auxerrois, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Noir. They are like children, young and innocent in their infancy, uncomplicated canvases, unaware of what…

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

    … in one… as does the process of making wine. Now we can use our soils monolith to show the unique character of Goldridge soil, which is found in the Green Valley, while we share the distinctive flavors and terroir of our Green Valley wines with others.” From Paul Anamosa on how this is accomplished We visit the winery property, and dig a hole 6…

    Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … red wines. The 2011 Avennia, Sestina, Columbia Valley is a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc blend with fruit sourced from the Bacchus and Red Willow vineyards. It was forward and complex with darker, racy fruit that was hard to resist. Avennia was only launched in 2010 so if this second vintage is an example of their other wines…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blogin Cabernet Franc- 1 readers -
  • Wandering Through Germany: Part 3 – Mosel

    … have too much sugar you lose the elegance and the terrior.” We asked for her interpretation of the different styles of Riesling and she gave us the following. Kabinett – Light and fresh in style with less richness than Spätlese. Auslese – More honeyed notes and a very rich style. Spätlese – A lighter more spritzy style than Auslese but with extra…

    Nova Cadamatrein Riesling- 2 readers -
  • November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram

    …:// But to have the broadest reach for Texas wines, please follow the I Love Texas Photo account on Instagram. I look forward to the task of spreading the joy of Texas hill country wines and winery/vineyard visits to everyone across the Lone Star State and beyond. Join me for this hill country trail ride and feel free…

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  • The MOST Overlooked Francois Cotat Wine (IMPORTANT)

    …. I am here to defy that point and say that this wine is very good young, it ages as fine as the single vineyards. It can age for 10-15 years. For $30 this is looking more and more like a steal. It is gorgeous and has clear and vivid fruit and is crystalline in its purity. The nose is meyer lemon and white pepper aromas. This is not your normal…

    Lyle Fass/ Rockss and Fruitin Riesling- 1 readers -
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