The Blessings of Our First Rain Today

The Blessings of Our First Rain Today

Last night the rains came to Napa, soaking our vineyards with much needed moisture. It also helped to clear the air and remove some of the residual effects of last week’s fires and improve air quality all over Napa Valley. As each day passes, more and more wineries are joining Vine Cliff’s two tasting rooms

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The Enologist’s Blog – Harvest Activity

The Enologist’s Blog – Harvest Activity

Harvest can be a fun and exciting time in a winery. The rush of moving from one place to the next, from checking on our almost finished Chardonnay in barrel; to the newly arrived Cabernet Sauvignon grapes in bins up on the scale. Adam Craig continues his revelation of what happens on the enology side.

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Sofrito As A Flavoring Base For Cooking

Sofrito As A Flavoring Base For Cooking

Sofrito in Spanish, Soffrito in Italian –  Flavoring Base Chef Tom Stafford Favors for his Spanish and Italian Dishes The Vine Cliff Tasting Room in St. Helena stocks in its Chef’s Corner home-made pickles, jams and now Sofrito Sauce, used as a flavoring base for cooking. Sofrito is a multi-purpose flavoring base used a lot

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