Hatfield Creek Vineyards & Winery, Ramona Valley, California

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The Trailers & Toys

Blog 🕔August 31, 2010

Norm has a trailer fetish.  He is always admiring various sorts of utility trailers, and already has quite a collection. He has a Teardrop Travel Trailer that he built 35 years ago, which is how we met in 2004.  But

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The Chemistry of Grapes and Wine

The Chemistry of Grapes and Wine

Blog 🕔August 23, 2010

This is not a treatise on the chemistry of testing grapes and wine, but more of a litany of complaints on our limitations regarding this aspect of the process.  As I have often mentioned, if I’d known there was so

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How many grapes does it take?

How many grapes does it take?

Blog 🕔August 19, 2010

Please become a follower of my Blog by clicking on the icon to the right. We are often asked how many pounds of grapes will we get from our vineyard, and how many bottles, gallons or cases of wine will they make? 

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Just waiting now…

Just waiting now…

Blog 🕔August 16, 2010

The vineyard is a lot like a pregnant woman – nine months of work before the little babies are ready. –  January we pre-pruned the vineyard and cleaned the owl box.–  February we finished pruning.–  March we began weed control

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Stop H.R. 5034 – The polititians are at it again!

Stop H.R. 5034 – The polititians are at it again!

Blog 🕔August 13, 2010

The Anti-Consumer Wine Bill.  Our own Congressman Bob Filner (D0 of the 51st Congressional District is even a co-sponsor of this Bill aimed to derail and cause severe harm to small wineries in California, and just when we were getting on the track to

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For the Birds – Not!

For the Birds – Not!

Blog 🕔August 10, 2010

One of our helpers last weekend working on putting up the bird netting with us, asked the question, “Do all vineyards have to put up bird netting?”  The answer is no.  In the wine growing valleys that have lots of

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Petite Syrah/Sirah

Blog 🕔August 9, 2010

We received an email this week from our friends Victor and Beth at Edwards Vineyards & Cellars in Ramona.  They make spectacular Syrah and Petite Syrah wines.  They recently attended  a Petite Sirah symposium in Livermore CA at Concannon Winery,

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Wine & Food Pairing

Cookbook 🕔August 5, 2010

I have always loved cooking & entertaining.  My joy of cooking has expanded dramatically however since I am now focused on pairing fine cuisine with fine local wines.  Double the pleasure, double the fun! We do an annual luncheon event for

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Tiered Winery Ordinance – the Follow Up

Blog 🕔August 4, 2010

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors today, have unanimously voted in favor of the Tiered Winery Ordinance.  This would allow the smallest of wineries in the “Boutique” category to have retail tasting rooms by right.  Prior to today, any

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Wine & Watching Weight

Wine & Watching Weight

Blog 🕔August 1, 2010

While Norm is still the same VERY skinny size he was in high school, I continue a life long battle against the bulge.  I believe Norm’s secrets are: he smokes, he is a coffee addict, he is indifferent toward food,

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