Merlot Raisins

Harvest in Lake County has been going on for some time now. Not all grapes are harvested and those that are not are left on the vines. What happens to them? Bear, wild boars, deer and turkeys certainly take their share. The grapes that survive shrivel up and eventually will become raisins. How […]

Suisun Valley AVA Advice on Cabernet Sauvignon

My brother-in-law is a beekeeper in upstate New York. He once told me that if you ask eight beekeepers the same question, you’ll get twelve answers. I’ve discovered the same is true with winemakers. During visits to wineries in the Suisun Valley the last couple of days, I’ve asked for advice on making […]