It’s Harvest, my favorite time of the year. Earlier this week our first batch of grapes arrived and, per tradition, most of the winemaking team turned out to see them loaded into the hopper. It’s a […]
Wonder why we call the grape harvest “Crush?” It’s because we have been working non-stop, receiving grapes 24-hours a day, every day, for over three weeks now. It will all be over soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to give a little update with Winemaking 101: Red Winemaking.
I discussed the method of pressing juice off the skins, settling and fermenting to create the most common styles of white wines. With reds, everything is completely different.
Harvest is in full swing at Kendall-Jackson. We have been receiving grapes non-stop for a number of days now, so I wanted to give some insight on what a working winery does once the fruit arrives. This […]
I joke a lot with people about their idealized impressions of my job. Some think it consists of little more than “tasting wine and having lunch.” The truth is I love what I do for a living. […]
Earlier in the week Winemaster Randy Ullom took a trip down to Santa Maria to check out the grapes there. Harvest is getting closer (and starting in some cases) and he wanted to check in on our […]