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Getting ready for summer

Getting ready for summer

Inside, we are getting wines “racked,” which is checking each barrel to make sure they are “topped” or full. We also do any chemical adjustments like checking sulfur and bacteria as well. Outside, we have just finished bloom and flowering and are now tucking the...

The News We All Love to Hear: Yes, Wine IS Good For You

The News We All Love to Hear: Yes, Wine IS Good For You

Health permission to enjoy a tantalizing glass of wine? Yes, please! While wine has an impressive history of being used for medicinal purposes and has long been hailed for its health benefits, the good news keeps coming. Science is consistently adding more data that...

How do you define “Hand Crafted”?

How do you define “Hand Crafted”?

When we started making wines in 1998, our mission statement was “attention to detail from vineyard to glass.” The art of growing great wines involves being in touch with your vines, the soil, the fruit – all that is “wine”. Once the dance with Mother Nature is...

A Winemaker’s Story – Steve Reynolds

A Winemaker’s Story – Steve Reynolds

The quiet months in Napa, but don’t let sleeping vines fool you!! As they slowly start to wake up busy stuff has been happening inside the winery walls since their hard late summer/fall harvest. The wine teams never get that luxury – I mean rest! Between racking,...

Wine is the new beer on St. Paddy’s Day

Wine is the new beer on St. Paddy’s Day

While beer definitely takes center stage on St. Patrick’s Day (and we have been known to indulge in a few cold pints from time to time!), wine lovers will be delighted to know that it doesn’t have to be the default celebratory beverage for this traditional Irish...

How U.S. Presidents Drank to Their (And Our Country’s) Health

How U.S. Presidents Drank to Their (And Our Country’s) Health

Whether you’re celebrating an important event or just want to relax and unwind at the end of the day, a drink can hit the spot. And our nation’s leaders would agree. In fact, from “Fish House Punch” to Cutty Sark and soda, American presidents have enjoyed the best...

Wine-ing Down the Year

Wine-ing Down the Year

Year-end “best of” lists are always fun to read, because in today’s fast-moving world, it’s easy to forget what happened just a few months ago. In our industry, we are fortunate to have a variety of categories to review, from the myriad of delicious wines and...

Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Has Your Wine Gone Bad…or is it Your Palate?

Have you ever taken a sip of your favorite wine at the end of a long day, only to be disappointed by how it tastes? But wait - you just opened the bottle the night before, so perhaps it’s your taste buds that are the culprit? Or maybe you ordered a glass at a...

Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

Ummm….what’s up with the eggs?

“Guest post by Reynold Family Winery” At Reynolds Family Winery (Napa, California) we’ve quietly worked egg-shaped concrete fermentation tanks into our regimine of stainless steel tanks, oak vats and plastic T-bins over the past several years. These UFOs (unidentified...