UPDATE FROM THE VINEYARD

UPDATE FROM THE VINEYARD

GREAT TIME TO VISIT THE OAKVILLE ESTATE… With the long cold winter, the vines were slow to come out of hibernation. We’re about 2 weeks behind the historic average but the vineyard is absolutely bursting right now. We have the luxury of a large crop which will allow us to be more selective as to

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NEW WINEMAKER RICH FREDERICK

NEW WINEMAKER RICH FREDERICK

VINE CLIFF WELCOMES NEW WINEMAKER   RICK FREDERICK PREPARES FOR 2019 HARVEST Rich Frederick has joined Vine Cliff as Winemaker. He comes to us from his position as Winemaker at Revana Winery, where he worked with Consulting Winemaker Thomas Brown.  He has also worked with another great winemaking legend, Heidi Barrett. He brings his years

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PRE HARVEST 2018 UPDATE

PRE HARVEST 2018 UPDATE

FROM VINE CLIFF WINEMAKER JOHN WILSON: IT SHOULD BE A GOOD YEAR! Temperatures this growing season have been more moderate than some of the recent vintages and the forecast doesn’t look like it will stray from that. So far we are tracking with 2012, which was a great year. After running baseline analysis on grape

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HAS VERAISON BEGUN?

HAS VERAISON BEGUN?

Winemaker John Wilson, in his walk through the vineyards this week, saw the first berry at the Oakville Estate vineyards to change color, signaling that we are heading into veraison season. What is veraison? The official definition of veraison is “change of color of the grape berries” according to Wikipedia. ‘Veraison represents the transition from berry

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