Vine Cliff Vineyard Spring 2017 Update

Vine Cliff Vineyard Spring 2017 Update

Spring Time in the Vineyards 2017 has been a record breaking year for rainfall in the Napa Valley. By April 1st, the shoots in our Carneros Chardonnay vineyard had reached six inches in length. Meanwhile, we had bud break in the Cabernet at our Oakville estate vineyard. Oakville rainfall for the year is at 39.73”.

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Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Vine Cliff’s Mushroom Bolognese Recipe

Mushrooms are such a special ingredient. We use it in many recipes prepared at the Vine Cliff kitchen managed by Chef Tom Stafford. Chef Tom loves them because ‘they bring so much complexity to dishes because of their earthiness, woodiness, and their unique umami flavors. Vegetarians love them also because they “beef” up meals with

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Mia Klein – Consulting Winemaker

Mia Klein –  Consulting Winemaker

Mia Klein has been Consulting Winemaker for Vine Cliff Winery since the 2012 vintage. She has been involved in producing Vine Cliff wines for the Sweeney Family for the past 5 years. ‘Her serious pursuit of perfection, her attention to detail and her exceptional palate are three good reasons Mia is an essential force of

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Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

Chef Tom Recommends: Citrus Cured Salmon

I love cured Salmon. Always buy wild when available. It really makes the difference. Cured Salmon is great on Salads, toasted breads with a creamy cheese, or just by itself. INGREDIENTS 2 cups finely chopped mixed herbs (parsley, dill, tarragon, chervil, chives) 1 cup of Kosher Salt 1/2 cup Sugar  Zest of 2 lemons Zest

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2016 Vine Cliff Harvest Recap

2016 Vine Cliff Harvest Recap

We’ve had another sensational year in the vineyards. The 2016 Cabernet and red grape growing season at Vine Cliff was near perfect. Canopies and vigor were balanced to support our low yields, small clusters, and small concentrated berries. Consistently warm temperatures during the day, and moderate heat spikes gave us the slow even ripening essential

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