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- Attended an all-day winery sanitation seminar at UC Davis last week. While the latest thinking in cleaners and sanitizers does not make for the most exciting posts (though, don’t get me wrong, I am a firm believer that 80% of wine-making is keeping things clean!), thought I’d share some pictures of the sparkling new Robert Mondavi research winery up at Davis. Pretty spectacular; the winery was just off the classroom and we had some time in the afternoon to kick the tires, talk about design (mostly from a sanitation point of view) and get a demo of the latest bio-luminescence ...
- Stop in and say hello at this gorgeous wine shop known for its thoughtful local selections!
- This beautiful wine store at Geary and 20th is now carrying our 2009 Green Valley Pinot Noir. Note they also have a great selection of local, hard-to-find, specialty beer and wine; certainly worth the trip if you haven’t been!
- Mark your calendars, we’ll be pouring at the spring San Francisco Vintner’s Market at Fort Mason on April 14th and 15th. These are truly unique events: folks may not only taste, but they may buy on the spot! We’ll be pouring our 2009s and perhaps a sneak peek at our 2010s, and we’ll be sure to have some Vintner’s Market discounts and promotions. Get your tickets early!
- It’s been pretty cool at the winery this winter, hovering around 50 most days. The primary ferment of the Chardonnay, begun in October, is still creeping along. I wanted a long cool ferment, and I sure got it — last week it was moving at about 1g of sugar a week, with 6.4g to go. Ditto the secondary ferment now happening in parallel — dropped to just under a gram of malic acid, but still a bit to go. Stylistically, I like this. But, being a small producer, other factors can rear their head: such as the economies of scale of ...
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