Late Summer Blackberries Have To Be Relished – Winemaker Diary July 14, 2020

Late summer is a majestic season for our winery and vineyards. The sugars are rising, the grapes are glistening among leaves lit by the now golden afternoon sunshine.  Our summer garden has produced plenty of veggies and fruit but the highlight of the year may be our blackberries. The berries are massive, with some more than two inches long. Each bite offers a mouthful of aromatic, sweet juice. Who doesn’t love the taste of blackberries, right? With two long rows of thornless berries, we’ve had a huge crop. Of course, enjoying them fresh  off the vine makes for the perfect [...]

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The Ultimate Comfort Food – Fresh Sourdough Bread – Winemaker Diary April 20, 2020

Winemaker Diary - April 20, 2020 We could never have imagined an extended period of home quarantine but that's exactly what we've been doing for the past month here in Sonoma County due to the COVID-19 virus.. While we do have a farm exemption which allows us to keep working in the vineyards, we are not leaving the house and traveling into town unless it is absolutely necessary. Thankfully, we have plenty to keep us busy. Out in the vineyards, we're discing between each row of vines to incorporate the cover crop into the soil. Cover crops add vital nutrients [...]

By |2020-04-21T05:55:27+00:00April 15th, 2020|Estate 1856, Front Page|0 Comments

Spring Sale on our GOLD MEDAL and BEST OF CLASS 2015 Wines Through April!

We are delighted to offer you our award winning 2015 wines with great discounts! 2015 Duvall's Prospect Bordeaux Blend 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Barrel Reserve 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Petit Verdot Mix & Match 15% off over $100, 25% off over $200, or 35% off over $300 in purchases! Special shipping rate to the lower 48 states. $10 inside California $20 outside California! As we continue our social distancing and sheltering in place...we've noticed more enthusiasm for cooking and baking. There is nothing more comforting than filling your home with the scent of fresh baked bread, cookies, homemade [...]

By |2020-04-15T05:30:59+00:00April 15th, 2020|Estate 1856, Front Page|0 Comments
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