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The Quiet Art of Flavio Roddolo

Isolation yields art which looks inward.  Kerouac’s time on Desolation Peak gave us Dharma Bums.  Thoreau is remembered from his time alone at Walden Pond.  Beethoven wrote his greatest works after the world went silent.  329 more words

It's an Oak Farm, Maggie

“Oh lord, stuck in Lodi, again,” echoed somewhere in the deeper corners of my consciousness. When someone mentions Lodi – a tiny rural metropolis just north of Stockton – Credence Clearwater Revival’s seminal tune about plans going sideways is always front and center.  1,146 more words

Michelangelo International Wine Awards

We are proud to announce our results of this year’s Michelangelo International Wine & Spirits Awards:

  • Merwida Barbera 2012 – Gran d’or Double Gold
  • Merwida Pinotage 2011 – Gold…
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New Clairvaux 2013 Primativo Release Tasting

Yesterday, we headed over to the tasting room at New Clairvaux Vineyards to check out their new wine releases. We hadn’t been for a while thanks to me being pregnant with baby girl, and we wwere excited to see what they had going on. 529 more words


A much needed day of rest... or two

My Harvest 2014 internship began in earnest about three weeks ago.  We have been preparing both facilities for the grapes, taking samples from the vineyards we are getting fruit from and pressing white varietals as they are ready.   489 more words

Viticulture And Enology

Our Crush on Barbera and Primitivo

The Barbera and Primitivo grapes arrived from Damiano Vineyard late last week, almost exactly 3 weeks earlier than last year.  At this rate, we will be through with the 2014 harvest by mid-September!  51 more words



We spent my birthday weekend in the Hamptons at the home of our friends, Ernie and Louise De Salvo. Louise is an excellent cook and Ernie and I have the same taste in wine.  688 more words

Italian Red Wine