WINE DIAMONDS

WINE DIAMONDS

You chilled your special bottle of 2017 Cabernet Franc Rosé and now there are crystals in your glass. What’s up? In the wine industry those crystals are affectionately known as wine diamonds. What are they? The colorless, tasteless crystals are potassium bitartrate, which is the scary name for the Cream of Tartar (almost all of

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BUD BREAK AT VINE CLIFF ESTATE VINEYARDS

BUD BREAK AT VINE CLIFF ESTATE VINEYARDS

Bud Break First Week of April, The 100-acre Estate known as Vine Cliff is where the Sweeneys live. They are true stewards of this land that they live off and treat it as a living and breathing thing. Our Proprietress, Nell Sweeney, strives to improve the biodiversity and manage our land in a way that respects the

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LEGACY OF A GHOST WINERY

LEGACY OF A GHOST WINERY

WHAT IS A GHOST WINERY? VINE CLIFF IS PART OF NAPA VALLEY HISTORY. There are numerous wineries in the Napa Valley that have been designated ‘ghost wineries’ not because there have been sightings of anything out of the ordinary, but because these wineries were built between 1860 and 1900, when the first wine boom occurred.

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