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Winemaker Interview: Christiana McDougal of Black Birch Winery

2 months ago threadsandvino 15
In this week’s Winemaker Interview Christiana McDougal talks about how wine is constantly inspiring her to test out different winemaking regions, styles, and varieties. Christiana is a winemaker who has experienced an interesting portfolio of winemaking regions – including Bordeaux, Washington State, California, and Massachusetts. Check out how her diverse learning experiences have influenced her Read More

Winemaker Interview: Michele McAuliffe of R Dee Winery

2 months ago threadsandvino 0
In this week’s Winemaker Interview Michele McAuliffe talks about how her Grandfather inspired her and her husband Mark to open their family winery. “R Dee Winery is a family owned winery with a focus on grape to glass by utilizing grapes from regions that grow them best. Our grandfather, Richard Dee, taught us to put Read More

Winemaker Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga of Correa Ablano, Chile

7 months ago threadsandvino 0
Winemaker Spotlight Interview with Manuela Astaburuaga I want to give a big Thank you to Manuela Astaburuaga for taking the time out of her busy wine schedule for this winemaker interview.  One of the best things she ever told me was “I really don’t pay attention to the winemakers. I love to taste different wines from Read More

Harvest Prep: Jim from Walker Road Vineyards

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
I was lucky enough to catch Jim Frey, owner of Walker Road for a few minutes before his crazy busy season started. We chatted about Harvest and what his pre-harvest traditions are over at Walker Road Vineyards. How do you get ready for harvest? “We start by harvesting our Marquette grapes.” The Marquette grape is Read More

Chamard Vineyards: Harvest Prep

1 year ago threadsandvino 0
I got to catch up with  winemaker Kristen Parsons of Chamard Vineyards. She was kind enough to give us a few minutes of her time to tell us how she prepares for her crazy busy season and their quirky harvest traditions. Wine we make first: We make wine depending on which grape comes in first.  In the Read More