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McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

McKenzie-Mueller Vineyards and Winery

If you imagine a smaller vineyard and winery to be the place where you will find down-to-earth people who simply love people and wine, then McKenzie-Mueller is exactly where you want to visit. These folks have a very down-home view of the world and they put their heads and hearts together over the very grapes that they now grow and harvest to produce 2,500 cases of wine per year. From the beginning, Bob Mueller has been a man who loved to farm, making his transition to winemaking as easy as slipping on a pair of boots. His wife, Karen, already […]

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May 27, 2017

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Blankiet Estate: Beauty and elegance

Blankiet Estate: Beauty and elegance

Blankiet Estate is likely one of the most lovely estates in California wine country. With views that will steal your heart and make you feel as if you’ve been pulled back in time to the world where beauty and love are the keys, this estate has shown itself to be one of the most prolific vineyards in the area. We had the opportunity to try some of their wines and we were highly impressed with the dedication and taste of each one. What types of wine does Blankiet produce? Located above Mountville, the Mayacamas Mountains set the scene for this […]

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May 14, 2017

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Why is soil so important to a vineyard?

Why is soil so important to a vineyard?

We all know that a vineyard can be one of the most beautiful and nostalgic places on earth to visit. However, have you ever wondered why the vineyard was set up the way it is? Perhaps you noted that the blocks of grapes appeared to be highly categorized, but never understood why they didn’t choose to plant Chardonnay or Merlot in a specific spot. Why is that? Soil plays a very large role in how grape vines develop, as well as which grape varietals can be planted for the best success. For example, would you try to plant corn in […]

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May 9, 2017

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Frolic with Dancing Hares Vineyard

Frolic with Dancing Hares Vineyard

Tis the season for the hares to be frolicking within the vineyards of Napa Valley and this season is going great for Dancing Hares Vineyard.  This small estate offers a variety of wines that are sourced from grapes that grow within a range of soils you would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in such an outstanding display.  Sitting on just 5 acres, you wouldn’t believe the quality that this little estate is capable of producing until you taste their wines.  Their premium wines are exquisite, with an air of dedication and commitment that seems to be infused into every bottle […]

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Apr 30, 2017

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Outstanding wines of the West Coast

Outstanding wines of the West Coast

When it comes to premium wines in the United States, the West Coast has some of the most outstanding wines on the market today.  From California to Washington and more, these states have proven themselves to be the perfect growing area for the delicious grapes that go into the many premium wines we all enjoy so much.  We’ve put together a short list of some of the wonderful vineyards of the West Coast and the wines they produce and we hope you have the chance to try a few of them and add a bottle or two to your collections. […]

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Mar 12, 2017