Vineyards

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
  • Need Some Muscrat Love? It’s at Kerrville Hills Winery

    … owner and winemaker at Kerrville Hills Winery and his wife Carol are good people. When my photographer and I stopped by early on a Sunday morning to take photos for my new book on the Texas Hill Country Wineries, Wayne and Carol were friendly and gracious hosts and generous with their time. Wayne is a bit of a handy man/engineer who tries to re…

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  • Anniversary drinks at Fleurie in Charlottesville

    … of maturity, fruit, and supportive toast. Jenn’s herb crusted halibut was joined by the 2010 Schäfer-Fröhlich, Bockenauer Felseneck, Riesling trocken Grosses Gewächs, Nahe. The glass was incredibly and persistently aromatic with herbs, stones, and some petrol with great balance in the mouth. Great stuff! For my venison Erin poured two different…

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

    … to behold. Our first stop was to Weingut Willi Schafer, an unassuming building tucked away in a relatively residential looking villiage, where we were hosted by Andrea Schafer. We tasted several bottled wines first then toured the cellars afterwards to taste the most recent vintage. 2004 Graacher Domprobst Riesling Spätlese – Stone and Chalk All flinty…

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  • November 7-9: News Flash – Texas Hill Country Wineries on Instagram

    … account. Selected images will also be going to my other social media accounts at: Twitter: @VintageTexas – https://twitter.com/VintageTexas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/russell.kane.54 Facebook Texas Wine Drinkers Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TexasWineDrinkers/ Tumblr: http://vintagetexas.tumblr.com/ Flickr: https…

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  • The MOST Overlooked Francois Cotat Wine (IMPORTANT)

    … the older and more majestic they get. These will age and can age, but also can be drunk young, unlike the other Cotat stuff which is very hard to drink young. Today I am very excited to offer the 2013 Francois Cotat Sancerre "Caillotes" for as little as $29.99 on the 4-pack. This wine has the reputation as the one you drink while the single vineyards age…

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  • Traveling Burgundy Wine Country

    … to know about this if you want to learn about Burgundy wines. Four distinct appellations – lowest to highest Bourgogne This is a wine made from grapes grown in the flat lands of Burgundy and they border the area just below the villages. Here there is less sun, less rocky soil, but more water. A Bourgogne can come from vineyards in one village or from…

  • Maison Champy Chambolle-Musigny 2009

    …, red currant, and earth. I thoroughly love the palate as ripe and light red fruits showed through followed by a mild-spiced finish. It is elegantly rounded and absolutely delicious. I can’t stress how elegant this wine is. Retailing for about $50 it is sure to please your wine enthusiast(s) at Thanksgiving paired with your perfectly prepared turkey. If not this delicious bottle I would encourage you to check out another Burgundy. Sláinte! TCW …

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  • Fall Line Winery: Current and Upcoming Releases

    … is a retired economics professor. For years, he balanced his day job at Seattle University with his budding wine career. He completed an Introduction to Winemaking course at the University of California-Davis in 2000 and has never looked back. Tim met many local winemakers during his time working at a wine shop in downtown Seattle that led…

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  • Wandering through Germany: Part 1 – Pfalz

    … Wachenheimer Gerümpel Riesling (Calcarious) We also had a fantastic discussion regarding the aroma of petrol in Riesling. Jürgen weighed in on this and stated that his opinion was that Petrol showing up within the first 2 years is definitively a fault in the winemaking process that comes from high pressure in the press and a high level of phenolics…

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  • Domaine Guillaume Baduel – the heart of Burgundy

    … Wagner and Guillaume Baduel The past three vintages have been very poor in the Burgundy region. Rain and hail have ravaged the vineyards. This has made it very difficult for these small growers to make a living. The Baduel Family is fortunate that they have some vineyards in what is called the AOC Bourgogne. In 2012, the hail missed portions…

    Joe Becerra/ Wine Country Getawaysin Pinot Noir- 2 readers -
  • SonomaChat 25th Twitter Chat Anniversary Oct22

    … by searching the #sonomachat hashtag on twitter, and can view past conversations Use hashtag all week to chat, ask questions or give out tips, advice and PLEASE post photos. SonomaChat Ambassadors: Past Guest Host List: Future Guest Hosts 2014: Nov. 5th – Russian River Growers Association Nov. 12th – Stryker Sonoma Nov. 19th – Thralls Wines Nov. 26th – Holiday Edition – Thanksgiving Dec. 3rd – Halleck Vineyards Dec. 10th – J Vineyards & Winery Dec. 17th – Winery Geek App at Wine Country This Week…

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