Oct 26, 2018 Our New Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vineyard Our New Pierce’s Disease Resistant Vineyard

Just a year ago we planted vines again on the same land where our estate vineyard was planted decades ago. Though these vines have unexciting names, like 07355-075, this is very exciting stuff for us and other California winegrowers.

May 21, 2018 The Evolution of a Palate – Tim Gaiser The Evolution of a Palate – Tim Gaiser

Wine as liquid confection. The wines from Phase I are often pink or white in color and slightly-to-moderately sweet in style.

Feb 26, 2018 How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine – Article from the New Yorker How Science Saved Me from Pretending to Love Wine – Article from the New Yorker

The fault was not in my stars, nor in myself, but in my fungiform papillae.

Jan 30, 2018 The State of Central Coast Syrah – Wines and Vines The State of Central Coast Syrah – Wines and Vines

Pioneering winemakers and sommeliers discuss effects of climate, soils and whole-cluster fermentation

Aug 9, 2017 Understanding California’s Santa Barbara County by Jeb Dunnuck Understanding California’s Santa Barbara County by Jeb Dunnuck

California’s Santa Barbara County is a huge, diverse region that delivers everything from crisp, refreshing whites, savory Pinot Noirs, peppery Syrahs,

Jul 26, 2017 The Ojai Vineyard ~ One harvest day in 2016 (Video) The Ojai Vineyard ~ One harvest day in 2016 (Video)

A typical day at the winery! (Video)

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) 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.


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