Monthly Archives: July 2012

Della Toffola Wine Press – Membrane Replacement Procedure

You cannot make wine without a wine press. Everyone deals with stress in different ways. I have a hurniated disc in my lower back. No matter what I do there are stressful moments that bring pain to that area of … Continue reading

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THE Island Party – Things Keep Getting Better

When I started planning for the 2012 year back in September of 2011 it was time for a change. In 2010 and 2011, as a business we sustained huge losses in sales and production due to several factors: Inn at … Continue reading

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2012 Vintage Update – Fruit Set

I was up in the vineyard yesterday morning starting to collect data on our plants fruit set for the year and I’m getting excited! Fruit set is the third yearly milestone we reach in our 2012 vintage and it’s one … Continue reading

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Red Mountain AVA: Tri-Cities Washington

We had a great trip, and I learned a lot about this fairly new AVA. I’ve done some extensive research since returning, and along with my face-to-face meetings, photographs, and wine tastings I’ve compiled a pretty lengthy posting here about … Continue reading

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2012 Growing Season Update (Bloom, Petioles, Seasonal Comparisons)

Agriculturally speaking, our vineyard is probably the busiest that it’s been in a long time. We’re in the middle of bloom now, and I just took some petiole samples in for analysis. We’re also just finishing up the first section … Continue reading

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