Notebook

Recipes for Summer: 2/3 – Nippon Niçoise & Spanish Romesco Burgers

To go along with our Summer Six-Pack and Mini-Summer Pack specials, I thought I’d include some fun and simple recipes that experience has shown me pair well with the wines we’ve chosen. This post...

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Recipes for Summer: 1/3 – Moroccan Sardine Crostinis & Citrus-Hoisin Salmon Glaze

2018 Sauvignon Blanc + Moroccan Sardine Crostinis You might not often cook appetizers for just a family dinner. Experience has taught...

Getting into the 2018 Chardonnays

Alright, folks—we have officially released our 2018 Chardonnays, and praised be the 2018 vintage! We’re just beginning to talk about...

Ojai Vineyard in the New York Times

By: Nick Franklin Last month The Ojai Vineyard had the honor of mention in The New York Times. In his Wine School column, Eric Asimov...

Quest to Perfect Sauvignon Blanc

View Available vintages of Sauvignon Blanc For those in the know, thinking of The Ojai Vineyard and Adam Tolmach brings to mind a legacy...

Introduction to SANS SOUFRE AJOUTÉ

Introduction to SANS SOUFRE AJOUTÉ We’ve just started pouring our new blend, Sans Soufre Ajouté (without sulfites added), a fresh...

Perfecting Warm Climate Syrah – Roll Ranch

Perfecting Warm Climate Syrah - Roll Ranch Right now we’re pouring the 2015 Roll Ranch Syrah at the tasting room. It’s...

Looking Back on Some 2014’s – Nick Franklin

The wine world is a noisy place. Each year brings new releases and new scores, and each year dozens of new wineries make their debuts...

Our New Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vineyard

Our New Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vineyard By: Nick Franklin Just a year ago we planted vines again on the same land where our...

The Evolution of a Palate – Tim Gaiser

Find below a very interesting article by Tim Gaiser The Evolution of a Palate Tim Gaiser - Master Sommelier Everyone, hope you’re...

How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine

Read a very interesting article below published by The New Yorker The fault was not in my stars, nor in myself, but in my fungiform...

The State of Central Coast Syrah – Wines and Vines

Pioneering winemakers and sommeliers discuss effects of climate, soils and whole-cluster fermentation by Jaime Lewis Read more at:...

Understanding California’s Santa Barbara County by Jeb Dunnuck

By Jeb Dunnuck JebDunnuck.com Click Here to view Jeb's reviews of our wines August 2, 2017 California’s Santa Barbara County is...

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...

An Obsession of Mine! – Adam Tolmach

I’ve been in the wine business for nearly thirty-five years now, more than enough time to say with certainty that the two words “wine...

Wine Style vs. Terroir (Wine Business Monthly)

Wine Style vs. Terroir: A Viticultural Perspective We can manipulate wine style in the vineyard but how much should we do so? Mark...

Notes on my trip to the Northern Rhone Valley April 2016

Notes on my trip to the northern Rhone in April 2016 It had been years since I’d been in the northern Rhone and unexpectedly I was...

LA Wine Tasting interviews Fabien

April 2017 Interview of Fabien Castel by Jean Baptiste Dhalluin from LA Wine...

Lightness-Légèreté

Text By Anne Maurel Because we tend to confuse it with fickleness, we often forget that lightness is close to grace. To be or to feel...

Tong 9 The Future of German Riesling

The Future of German Riesling (We're happy to share this visionary article written by Professor Hans Reiner Schultz from the University...

Decanter – Ojai Top Syrah- August 2015

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

Saveur – This Tastes Terrible!

A fun article about odd smells! Click the image to view the Article! This taste...

A Note on McGinley Vineyard

THE VINEYARD What is striking about McGinley Vineyard is the profound lack of vigor with which the typically energetic sauvignon blanc...

Fabien

My Name is Fabien Castel. I have been Adam Tolmach's apprentice for the last 13 years. I grew up in Paris studying Biology and Advertising....

Lower sugar levels, please!

Years ago, when the Perrin brothers of Chateau Beaucastel were looking for a property in California to plant southern Rhone grape...

The 2013 Harvest

To insure the best quality we buy almost all of our grapes by the acre rather than by the ton. In each vineyard we have a designated spot...

Pursuit of Balance

Perhaps because I'm about to embark upon my thirtieth harvest here at The Ojai Vineyard, I have been spending some time reflecting on my...

Sulfites

In recent years it’s become quite fashionable for savvy consumers to make a point of seeking out “all natural” products – and who...