Category Archives: Napa Valley

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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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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#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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More Barnyard Fun with: Pinot Noir “An opportunity for unity”

Pinot Noir… Take away 3 things from this post: There is a public tasting of Pinot Noir 7/15/2010 AT ANABA WINERY (link).  You will get to vote for your favorite Pinot Noir by Appellation via Twiiter (more here).  We are hosting a …

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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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Napa River Terroir Project – River Trip Part I & II

In following up from our Prelude Posting to the Napa River Terroir Project, we have since taken 2 different trips down the river and found a nifty app & website to document these trips.  We used EveryTrail.com to track us …

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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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The Napa River Terroir Project – Prelude

I, Andrew Lazorchak, have been clamoring about the Napa river since I first came to Napa a few years back.  I was always dumbfounded reading about the Napa River, which told me that it is a “Climate Moderator”.  What is …

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2010 Vintage – A Really Good Winery

Happy Spring! Our many thanks to our loyal fans and subscribers.  Please spread the word as grape season is in bloom, and Vineyard Vlog is excited to get back in the trenches. That being said we have a soft pitch …

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What I look for in “Napa Cab” & My Definition thereof…

This post for Vineyard Vlog is an anomaly, as there is no video and only 1 picture from the actual event, which I did not take.   My attendance of this event is all due to  Margie Tosch of The Wine …

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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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Rubissow Part 2 – Vineyard Hike & Viticulture

After our introduction to Rubissow and a sampling of the Trompette (as seen in Part 1), a group of us hiked up to the South vineyard of Rubissow.  Tim Milos, wine maker at Rubissow, leads the discussion on viticulture and …

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Rubissow – Napa Valley

Formerly known as Rubissow Sargent;   Rubissow is a “boutique” winery and vineyard in the Mt Veeder AVA of Napa Valley. I was lucky enough to be invited to this outing and despite the 100 degree heat, it was great!   …

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Harvest Moon Tweet-up

Thanks to all the vineyards and all the people that made the Harvest Moon Celebration a great success – and fun too!  The Harvest Moon Celebration was a Blind Tasting of Rhone Varietals, held at Andrew Lane Wines in St …

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First Harvest W/ Vyd Vlog @ Harty Ranch

Lucky for us we were with Andrew Lane Wines doing a sugar test of his Gamay, and I was able to get some footage of Chardonnay Harvest. Was a good time and you’ll see the raw side of getting the …

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Failla Wines – Napa Valley

We really enjoyed our time at Failla and know you will too.  I can say this confidently, as who can argue tasting fine wines in what feels to be a vacation lodge tucked away in the Northern part of Napa …

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Viader – Wine Tasting

We went back to Viader, as the first time we visited the tasting room was reserved for a private function.  In coressponding with Janet Viader, we decided it would be worthwhile to come try their wines again, but this time …

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Wine Bloggers Conference 2009 – Spring Mtn Vineyards

On our rockstar Saturday bus adventure, we got to wrap up the night with Spring Mountain Vineyards.  Spring Mtn was super accommodating and even went so far as to pull bottles for further tasting upon request, Thank You!   Spring …

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Wine Bloggers Conference – 2009 St Supery – Blogroll Bus 6

Day 2 WBC 09 – thoughts and first video.(To be continued) Ask A Blogger~ Saturday was awesome if you were a blogger and at the WBC! Overall WBC09 was a smashing success.  The morning started off with an enthralling lecture …

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