First Book: A Wine Journey Sent to Publisher

As we keep an eye on Atlas Peek weather and anticipate the Cabernet Sauvignon harvest, we have an important first about to happen. Yesterday we sent our first book off to our publisher. A Wine Journey accounts our experiences with wine learning, winemaking and wine travel. The four chapters about winemaking includes early attempts at […]

2145 and Counting

2145 and counting. That is the number of growing degree days in the Oakville area of Napa. We are sourcing grapes from Stagecoach Vineyards in the Atlas Peak area of Napa Valley. Their growing degree days would be slightly different. We heard from Dave Zuchero, winemaker at Tin Lizzie Wineworks in Clarksville, Maryland, that the […]

Do Wine Growers Gamble?

We spent several days visiting wineries and vineyards in the Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Niagara Escarpment region of Ontario. Although growers were optimistic, they hesitated to fully commit to a vintage year. Paul Lizak of Legends Estate Winery in Beamsville shared that he was asked if he ever went to a casino to gamble. He responded […]