Passport days are coming: November 15

One of the great marketing promotions for American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) is to have a group tasting day. A group tasting day is one day a year, quarter or month when all wineries, large or small,within an AVA are open to the public. Wine lovers will then flock to the area and try all the […]

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).