• Winter Wine Events in the Okanagan & Similkameen

      Have you ever wondered what happens in wine country once the summer has ended? Many of the wineries do shut down for the winter season (although more and more each year are staying open, some with limited hours). However, five of the winery associations throughout the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys are hosting weekend open house events November 29th through December 7th this year.

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    • Pontotoc Vineyard Pontotoc Vineyard is located in Pontotoc with a tasting room in downtown Fredericksburg. The winery is owned by D. Carl and Frances Money. We visited the winery under construction back in May, 2013, and our last visit was to the tasting room in Fredericksburg. A vineyard is located at the Pontotoc winery location which was first planted in 2006.

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  • Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice?

    … Label on Carton of Florida Orange Juice Is Texas Wine Like Orange Juice? A friend of mine related the following story to me with the caveat that many wineries were likely tired of hearing people like Andrew Chalk (click here) and I (click here) rant about sourcing of grapes used in Texas wines and how wine labeling should accurately reflect…

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  • Compass Rose Cellars

    … Compass Rose Cellars has their production located in Mason but the tasting room is in Hye. However, the plan is to eventually move the production to Hye also on the 35 acre lot. The winery is owned by Mark Watson and Robert Nida is the winemaker. The winery opened January 28, 2011, and the tasting room opened…

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  • ¡Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Raises Over $725,000 at Annual Event!

    … Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. The Oregon wine industry relies on seasonal workers to tend to the vineyards, especially at harvest time when crews are needed at all hours of the day (nighttime picking is common here) to pick the fruit at the optimal time. It’s incredibly hard work. Just ask my husband who attempted to participate in harvest over one…

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  • Holman Ranch: Carmel Valley’s whole package

    … Holman Ranch Carmel Valley Estate Grown Sweet Love Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc 2013 Ward Kadel - @drXeNo is the founder of Vinopanion wine blog, the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for and Le Wine Buff for (CIVB). He will try any and all wines and tends to write about the parts of his life that include…

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  • Livermore Stories: Mitchell Katz Winery

    Sorting grapes during harvest. L to R: John DeFrietas, Mitch Katz , assistant winemaker Zach Thomsen, tasting room mg . Andrew Wigginton. Courtesy Mitchell Katz Winery Mitchell Katz is a survivor. He launched his eponymous winery in Livermore Valley in 1998 and four years later moved into the historic Ruby Hill tasting room, a massive yet beautiful old brick building that dates back to 1887.

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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 – Facebook: Facebook Texas Wine Drinkers Group: Tumblr: Flickr: https…

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  • San Luis Obispo County Sparkling Wine Guide

    … effortless. Their wine guide includes all of SLO County's fizzy spots, where wineries like Vina Robles, Claiborne & Churchill, and Laetitia produce California-made bubbly in diverse geographic regions of the county. Download and print their sparkling wine guide any time of the year...and enjoy the glitter of the holiday season! San Luis Obispo wine country sparkles year round! …

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  • Huber’s Winery

    … producer, making around 400,000 pounds of grapes per year, according to its website. Huber’s grows three types of grapes in their vineyards — vinifera, non-vinifera and native lambrusco — all of which hold up through four seasons. “We are unique in Southern Indiana in that our climate can accommodate for all categories, whereas other Indiana wineries…

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  • VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference

    … VintageTexas: It’s Good to Know We’ve Made a Difference I was perusing my recent issue of Food & Wine Magazine (November 2014), when I spotted F&W Executive Wine Editor Ray Isle’s article titled “The Great American Wine Challenge”. He talked about his wine tasting experiences in places like Arizona, Texas, New York and Virginia. My…

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