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2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA

7 years ago threadsandvino 0
2016 HARVEST OUTLOOK FOR SOUTH AFRICA The Breede River Valley is surrounded by the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and is nestled between the Simonsberg and Drakenstien mountains.  Because of this unique topography, cool air from the oceans flows through the valley creating small, cooler micro-climates.  Farmers are able to use the Breede River to irrigate Read More

Red Wine Aromas

7 years ago threadsandvino 1
Every “Wine Wednesday” we have decided to work on some type of wine education. This Wednesday we decided to focus on the aromas in Red Wine. So the first question is – Where do wine aromas come from? Well they initially come from the grape and the terrior. Have you ever heard the quote “you Read More

Lanza-Musto Malbec is “Best of Class”

7 years ago threadsandvino 0
According to WineJudging.com our 2014 Wooden Valley Malbec, made with Lanza-Musto Grapes is “Best of Class“. Congratulations to the Lanza-Musto and Wooden Valley Winery Team! Any Home Winemakers entering their 2014 Lanza-Musto Malbec’s in the competitions this year? You might end up with a “Best in Show” Read More

2015 Winemaking BootCamp – The Crush

7 years ago threadsandvino 0
We accomplished a lot in last night’s Winemaking BootCamp Class. We started out the night crushing our Lanza Musto Vineyards Sangiovese. We broke the batch into 2 230 gallon tubs of must. The first tub we pitched a BM45 yeast and the second tub we pitched a D254 yeast. The battle of the yeasts is Read More

Wines of Paso Robles

7 years ago threadsandvino 3
Paso Robles is one of California’s emerging AVAs. It has grown from a sleepy town to a high end wine growing and wine producing region. Winemaking on the Central Coast began when the Franciscan Friars traveled through California establishing Missions. The Missionaries started planting grapes in 1790. You can still see these vines growing today. Read More