Jul 18, 2017 Bien Nacido Interview with Adam and Chris Hammell Bien Nacido Interview with Adam and Chris Hammell

As part of the Viticulture Seminar for A7, Chris Hammell (Vineyard Manager for Bien Nacido Vineyards) interviews Adam Tolmach (The Ojai Vineyard).

May 17, 2017 An Obsession of Mine! – Adam Tolmach An Obsession of Mine! – Adam Tolmach

I have to admit that I’m one of the lucky ones that has had enduring success pursuing my dreams and aesthetic with wine.

Oct 13, 2016 Wine Style vs. Terroir (Wine Business Monthly)

A Viticultural Perspective
We can manipulate wine style in the vineyard but how much should we do so?

Jun 16, 2016 Notes on my trip to the Northern Rhone Valley April 2016 Notes on my trip to the Northern Rhone Valley April 2016

What struck me was that the hillside vineyards (steep hills!) are an extraordinary amount of work to maintain. These hillside sites make the best wines, but no matter the price of the wine, it clearly is an economically risky proposition.

May 17, 2016 Lightness-Légèreté Lightness-Légèreté

The idea of lightness is something that has us wondering about what can be achieved in winemaking. This article does a great job of descibing the unique attributes of lightness!

Mar 31, 2016 Tong 9 The Future of German Riesling Tong 9 The Future of German Riesling

“Riesling and its beautifully balanced linear wines have always been associated with the cool climates of Germany.”

Sep 10, 2015 Decanter – Ojai Top Syrah- August 2015 Decanter – Ojai Top Syrah- August 2015

Decanter – Ojai Top Syrah- August 2015 An insightful article on Ojai Vineyard Syrah.

Aug 17, 2015 Saveur – This Tastes Terrible! Saveur – This Tastes Terrible!

Saveur – This Tastes Terrible!

Mar 5, 2015 A Note on McGinley Vineyard A Note on McGinley Vineyard

Our vines are pruned in a completely different way from the rest of the sauvignon blanc planted at McGinley.

Mar 5, 2015 Fabien Fabien

My relation to wine is visceral as in France it is part of everyday life from an early age.

Mar 4, 2015 Lower sugar levels, please! Lower sugar levels, please!

Nearly 20 years have gone by, and everything has changed.

Mar 4, 2015 The 2013 Harvest The 2013 Harvest

What’s more amazing is that this generous crop produced wines of wonderful quality—the sugar, acidity and the maturity of the fruit were excellent and what we now have in the barrel tastes great.

Mar 4, 2015 Pursuit of Balance Pursuit of Balance

In the vineyards we went from gently nudging the growers to insisting that they make radical reductions of yields and adhere to vineyard practices that might seem crazy to some–but the aim has been to do everything and anything that might improve quality.

Mar 4, 2015 Sulfites Sulfites

In recent years it’s become quite fashionable for savvy consumers to make a point of seeking out “all natural” products – and who can blame them? Although artificial flavors and ingredients typically have no stand-alone appeal, for many of us the answer boils down to a simple question of economics: items designated as “all natural” are oftentimes much more expensive than their artificially enhanced counterparts.

Aug 13, 2014 And so it begins… And so it begins…

After years of research on how to update The Ojai Vineyard’s web site we finally completed this seemingly complex task. It is mainly due to the help of Leo Basica who guided us through the process and designed this great transformation. Our goal for this site is to be both a window into the intricacies of our craft and identity as much as a forum for those who have been interested in our wines. We look forward to communicate through those pages and broadcast the many events that fuel the inextinguishable passion we have for all things wine related.

Aug 13, 2014 That was Lucky That was Lucky

Adam has always been gardening and so has his younger brother Jonathan. Since 2012 Jonathan decided to move back to the area, after 30 plus years at Filoli south of San Francisco and settled on the winery’s land with his wife Lucy. In no time they had created an incredible garden with a dizzying array of plants. Heirloom varieties of berries, tomatoes, greens, beans, corn, flowers, peaches. The bounty is spread amongst family members, employees and eventually with our club members and customers attending special events.

Jul 13, 2014 It’s Good to Be out Here It’s Good to Be out Here

This forum will be the opportunity to take you on journey in the vineyard, during the various seasons, to help point the crucial work happening and how it relates to the wine you taste.

Jul 31, 2010 Two Contrasting Pinots Two Contrasting Pinots

The next two wines are an excellent illustration of issues that concern us here at The Ojai Vineyard.

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