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Lodi’s Golden Age

For your weekend reading pleasure, check out this fast-paced article on the Lodi AVA 50-year evolution written by wine journalist Randy Caparoso. Thanks to SHW’s Donna Bettencourt for discovering this piece. By the way, WineMaker magazine asked Donna to write an article on virtual meetings and you can find it the April-May 2021 issue of…

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Grapes for Sale: Cab Sauv, Merlot, Syrah, Tinta Cao, Tempranillo – Paso Robles

The Estate Vineyard, located in the Geneseo District sub-AVA, southeast of the town of Paso Robles, exemplifies the quality of the Paso Robles region with its warm days, cool coastal breezes, and exceptional soils. The vineyards are watered when needed but not dry farmed, yield averages 2.5 tons per acre. Vines were planted in the…

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Grapes for Sale: Zinfandel, Barbera – Shenandoah Valley (Amador County)

For Sale:  Zinfandel and Barbera grown in Amador County’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley.  Vineyard is dry-farmed and vines for both varieties are head trained. No minimums.  Buyer picks.  Destemmer-crusher available for use; negotiate with grower. Zinfandel:  $0.50 lb. Anticipated pick by middle of September.  The Zinfandel grapes are from 6 acres of vines planted in the…

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For Sale: 10 Years of Winemaking Equipment

For Sale: 10 years of winemaking equipment: Destemmer/crusher electric Sorting pan Foiler- Electric Bon Vino Filter Degassing Vacuum pump Car Boys Sprayers – Battery powered Electric Fence unit Scales Beakers SO2/ PH tester Bottle filler Blichman fermentation banks – 2  – 55 gallon Wine racks: Wine Rack $49 (above) Wine Rack $75 (above) Hungarian Oak…

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Grapes for Sale: Quinta Port Blend – Shaker Ridge Vineyard (Update)

Shaker Ridge Vineyard is once again offering “shares” in its Quinta field of Portuguese/Iberian varietals consisting of Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Tinta Cao, Souzao, and Tinta Amarela.  Each share is entitled to 250 lbs of the Quinta harvest, which will occur on a single Saturday TBD (based on ripeness) in the mid-Sept to mid-Oct 2020 time…