Category Archives: VVlog Education Series

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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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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#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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Zeitgesist & T.G.B. – 4 days to #WBC10

What will you learn from #WBC10? Man!!!  I can not tell you how much of a tizzy I am in, in anticipation of WBC10.  Sadly to say, this “family re-union” of bloggers, tweeters, sippers, guzzlers, and tweakers , is probably …

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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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VineyardVlog + Wine Bloggers Conference 2010

I am SUPER excited to announce that VineyardVlog’s own, Andrew Lazorchak, will be a panelist at the Wine Bloggers Conference 2010 in Walla Walla Washington. We are still 11 months young, but our enthusiasm, engagement, and larger commitment to the …

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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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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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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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Monte Maggiore – Part 2 – Bio-Dynamics & Viticulture

In following up from Part 1, Vince takes the group up through the vineyard at MonteMaggiore.  Vince starts off with some background on how they acquired the  property and the background on it’s name.  He then discusses what it means …

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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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BioDynamic Vines, Filtration, & Bottling @ Montinore Estate

Here are 3 videos from Montinore Estate.  Starting at the bottling line, then an overview of their fermenting tanks, a look at wine  filtration, and the lines that feed the bottling process.  Also see the video of the bottling line …

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Marshal’s Vineyard Viniculture Clips W/ Ron

The story of Ron from Marshal’s is that he was a welder and worked pipelines going across the country.  When it was harvest season he would take a month off and go to the closest wine making region and work …

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How Wine Is Bottled. @ Montinore Estate

This is a great video to see how wine bottles go from boxes, to sterilization, to blow tests, to filling, to gas, to cork, to foil cap, labeled, and then re-boxed. This made me think of  Leverne & Shirley.   This …

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Canopy Management

Trent from Heibel Ranch Vineyards talks a bit about Canopy Management and trimming of the vines.   Although it was not so easy to keep up with Trent with the video, we see how the vines are trained and managed.  The …

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