News & Events
- Have been remiss in not posting more updates on the vineyards this summer — by most metrics and accounts everything looks very very good. May-June were relatively mild, and the fruit set we got is the best I’ve seen. Unlike others in the RRV, Devoto Gardens was not hit with a high amount of shatter due to spring rain in 2011, and this year looks even better: nice vertical growth (well trained by Stan; also a characteristic of the 828 clone), maybe 7-8lbs per vine with maybe 10% due to be dropped as veraison finishes up. Here’s the exposed side of ...
- Be sure to RSVP for our summer release party: Julie Gordon of Wooden Spoons will be crafting sublime salmon and pork rillette crostinis, and Paul Chaffee (fiddle) and Kyle Thayer (guitar) will be playing traditional Irish music. Oh, and we’ll have some delicious wines for you! Hope to see you there.
- We are pleased to announce that our 2009 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard, was awarded a gold medal in the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition. On June 15, 16, and 17, a total of 4556 wines participated, submitted by 1300 wineries from 29 countries and 26 states. The results have been posted here. Our 2009 Russian River Pinot also received a bronze. We of course have always known our Pinots are special; but it is always gratifying when others agree 🙂
- We’re very pleased to be pouring at CUESA’s Summer Celebration at San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building on July 15th. For those interested in local, seasonal cuisine produced by the city’s finest chefs, this is a can’t miss event. We’ll be pouring, pre-release, our 2010 Green Valley Pinot Noir and our 2011 Russian River Chardonnay. Hope to see you there!
- Come on down July 18, 6pm-8pm, to our summer release party and be among the first to taste our delicious new small-lot releases: – Our 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir – Our 2010 Green Valley Pinot Noir, Devoto Garden Vineyard – Our 2011 Russian River Chardonnay Plus much more! Check out our release party event page for details, and we’ll hope to see you there!
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