Verjus Poached Pears

Verjus Poached Pears

A Recipe with Verjus and Poached Pears I love Poached Pears served on top of a salad with a nice topping of blue cheese. I prefer poaching with verjus because of the heightened acid. I also love these on top of ice cream for dessert. I reduce the poaching liquid to a syrup consistency and

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Verjus Is the Juice Coming Soon to Our Menus

Verjus Is the Juice Coming Soon to Our Menus

Harvest is Here! Well.... Verjus harvest is anyway. When our winemaker John Wilson walked our Chardonnay Vineyard in Carneros recently, he noticed that some small clusters needed to be dropped. Viticulturists do this in order to concentrate the vines' energy to the clusters that will be the ones that are harvested for wine. While most

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Summer in the Vineyards

Summer in the Vineyards

WINEMAKER JOHN WILSON’S FIRST VINEYARD UPDATE The first signs of veraison are appearing in the Oakville vineyard. This is roughly 1-3 weeks later than what we have experienced in recent years but what it signals to us is that the vines are completing their growth phase and beginning to direct their attention to fruit maturation.

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John Wilson Joins Vine Cliff as Winemaker

John Wilson Joins Vine Cliff as Winemaker

Vine Cliff Proprietress Nell Sweeney has announced the appointment of John Wilson as Winemaker of Vine Cliff. He will be responsible for the 2017 vintage of Vine Cliff wines, most notably the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Oakville estate. John joins the winery from the Russian River Valley producer, Thomas George Estates, where he has been

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