How Does the Drought Affect You?

We get asked this a lot in the Tasting Room. California is facing one of its worst droughts on record. In January, Gov. Brown declared a drought State of Emergency. This was brought on by decreased rainfall and snowfall over the last couple of years. Ironically, the last couple of years of drought have produced amazing fruit and baring bad luck, we’re again expecting grapes with intense flavor profiles from 2015’s harvest. So how can we be in a prolonged drought and have great fruit? Let me explain and provide some background… When vines are watered less, they compensate to ensure survival. Roots will dig deeper in the soil to seek more water. Some believe this also lends to more infl

Wine of the Month - Recipe

You have not had chicken fried steak with white gravy, until you've had it with our Wine of the Month, 2012 Labyrinth Presqu'ile Vineyard Pinot Noir. Click here for this recipe that is sure to give you a little southern comfort. Visit the Ventura Tasting Room and take advantage of our specials on this wine!

Wine of the Month - May '12 Labyrinth Presqu’ile Vineyard Pinot Noir

Sharply peppered, leaning toward Fresno chiles, with bits of cedar and forest floor, this is a very savory Pinot Noir, showing over very cool climate essences. On the palate, there are green olives, Indian spices and raspberry, and this would give extra kick to any dish served. 91 points, Wine Enthusiast. Enjoy 20% off this amazing wine throughout the month of May.

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