How many grapes does it take?

How many grapes does it take?

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?  Here are some stats, you’ll have...
Just waiting now…

Just waiting now…

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

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

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...
For the Birds – Not!

For the Birds – Not!

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 acreage in grapes, like the...

Petite Syrah/Sirah

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,...

Tiered Winery Ordinance – the Follow Up

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...