Fellom Ranch Cabernet Harvest

by Brandy Miceli I enthusiastically agreed to picking grapes at Fellom Ranch with the Left Bend cycling crew so I could write about the experience. Picking grapes! How fun! A great way to spend a Friday morning. The grapes were cabernet, and my mom has always had an affinity for cab, so I brought her […]

Muns Vineyard – A Mountain Top Pinot and Syrah Paradise

Less than a half hour drive from the hustle and bustle of Los Gatos and Silicon Valley is Muns Vineyard, located high in the Santa Cruz Mountains about 2.5 miles west of the Loma Prieta peak and overlooking Monterey Bay. Muns primarily grows and produces Pinot Noir, but also produces a small amount of Syrah. […]

The Harvest Decision — Is it all about Brix?

Now that we are nearing the end of September, it’s time to start tracking the ripeness of the fruit to decide when to harvest. Earlier in the week I visited Black Ridge Vineyards on Black Road in Los Gatos where I will be buying Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. I also evaluated my backyard vineyard (Monte Roble Vineyard).