This year's harvest has proven to be our largest yet! We beat our estimated tonnage for Barbera, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, and our Field Blend. With such a wet, mildew-prone year, we were pleased to see bountiful high-quality fruit.Read More
A special thank you goes out to all who stopped by to meet us, "the new kids on the block", at the sixth annual Amador County Barbera Festival at Terra d'Oro Winery/Montevina Vineyards.Read More
Unfortunately, what gives our wines their uniqueness also gives us, as growers, a headache.Read More
We've been unsuccessful with our rain dancing. The lack of rain and hot weather have awoken our plants.Read More
To prepare for the coming growing season, we have a laundry list of maintenance priorities. On top of the list is perhaps the most fun part of this time of year. Cleaning the water tanks. They must be drained and scrubbed due to our water source having a high iron content. This can take several days and requires one of us, Jamison, to climb in and out several times. Once our water supply is cleaned, high water pressure is used to flush our drip lines of any residue that could have dried out in them over the winter.
We will also continue laying down compost along every plant and every row.