Author Archives: Andrew Lazorchak

Ecluse – Paso Robles

This was an unexpected Vineyard Vlog outing.  I popped in on Steve & Pam at the very end of the day.  After spending quite some time with them in their home we ventured down to their wine making facility.  The …

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Witness Tree – Willamette

Witness Tree was another one of those places I was recommended to go to, and boy am I glad I did. There is nothing better than cruising up to a vineyard and sitting and drinking wine with the proprietors on …

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ArborBrook Vineyards – Willamette Valley

ArborBrook Vineyards is a nice down to earth tasting room. Their wines are very good and they bring in barrel samples for larger events. They are quite active in their local community, which has block parties and other fun collaborative …

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Heibel Ranch Vineyards, Pope Valley / Howell Mtn, Napa

Off-Road Vineyard Tour! Yes –  this is Napa Valley, and in the 1960′s Willies Jeep we have the 2 stars of the Food + Wine’s article – Affordable & Hidden Napa Valley.  Trent Ghiringhelli & Drew Dickson are the people …

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Kiamie Wines, Paso Robles, Central Coast

Kiamie Wine Cellars is a long-time friend of Soirée & crafts great wine!  Take a minute with Sophia of Kiamie Wines and learn a bit more about their wines and their new tasting room, in Paso Robles.  Their tasting room …

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Booker Vineyards, Paso Robles, Central Coast

I was told by 2 people to go to Booker Vineyards.  I recalled hearing about them somewhere else as well…So I figured we should all go, and I am very glad I did.  Aside from a beautiful location, nicely designed …

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Chronic Cellars – Paso Robles

Jake & Josh Beckett are 2 brothers that know wine and know the business.  Having been entrenched in their family business with great success, you will see this momentum can not be stopped and Chonic Cellars is the next gen. …

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Wine Aeration Article via Wellesley Wine Press

This article was originally published at Wellesley Wine Press, by Andrew Lazorchak Every time I speak at a wine show or class, there is one common point I make. Make sure that you treat your wine right – the golden …

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Boeschen Vineyards – Napa – Making Wine

Boeschen Vineyards is an estate vineyard and winery on the east side of the Napa Valley floor in St Helena. I happened to meet Shawn a co-owner and a great guy at Cheers St Helena. He invited me up to …

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Linne Calodo – Paso Robles – Barrel Tasting

On this adventure of Vineyard Vlog, Seth Johnson & Andrew Lazorchak, we’ll take you through a myriad of delicious creations by Matt Trevisan, owner/winemaker at Linne Calodo, a boutique winery that creates some of Paso Robles tastiest gems. It was …

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Round Pond – a special visit – Bud Break

I, Andrew Lazorchak, had posted about wanting to team up with a Really Good Winery in late March 2010.  Vineyard Vlog quickly had some interested parties and after shaking out a few options, we decided to spend time with Round …

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#WBC10 – Top Gun Blogging Panel

It’s half-time at the #WBC10. We have seen it all and are leaving a mark on Walla Walla. I know everyone has been really enjoying the time, people, conversation, and the wines. The lead-off on Friday was great! Steve Heimoff …

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Andrew Geoffrey – Calistoga CA – Diamond Mountain AVA

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is situated atop Diamond Mountain AVA in  Calistoga CA, one of the northern most areas in Napa Valley.  I owe a special thanks to Amanda from The Traveling Grape (link)  for connecting me with Peter from Andrew …

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Harvest Live – Napa Valley 2011

Harvest Live! Now in it’s 4th year Harvest Live has grown to even more exciting heights! What is Harvest Live?  It is this wacky idea, from Christophe Smith, of getting lots of tech gear and beaming WiFi into the vineyards …

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Know when to hold’em… Harvest 2011

As our first real rain approaches (we had a minor rain last weekend 9/25), the annual valley pandemonium rears it head as does the harvest of another vintage. 2011 – a third year in a row where we have had …

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WBC11 PreConference (getting physical)

There has been a lot of talk about what to expect and recommended points of action for attending the wine bloggers conference.   That said, I will give you a pre-cursor of what to expect based on today and my past …

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Andrew Geoffrey – Calistoga CA – Diamond Mountain AVA

Andrew Geoffrey Vineyards is situated atop Diamond Mountain AVA in  Calistoga CA, one of the northern most areas in Napa Valley.  I owe a special thanks to Amanda from The Traveling Grape (link)  for connecting me with Peter from Andrew …

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Tractors & Machines of The Vineyard – Viticulture

A vlog that preaches “Everything Behind The Bottle” should probably geek out and show some of the tools of the trade, right? Well here are some odds and ends that I have come across in the past months.  All of …

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Lodi California – You Probably have had wine from here…

Yep, you probably have had wine from Lodi CA, whether you are aware of this or not.  Lodi is a region that is best known for providing “tons” of grapes for economically priced wines.    Is Lodi new to you?  If …

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#PinotNoir Carneros Meet & Tweet

We’re pleased to announce that the official #PinotNoir meet up for Napa & Sonoma will be held at: Anaba Winery on 7/15/10 at 5PM until 7PM. Anaba Winery is a Rhone & Burgundy influenced Carneros winery.  Their estate vineyards emphasize …

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