Monthly Archives: July 2011

Alice’s Restaurant

Chef Alice is inspired by the local farmer’s market; she sourced everything on the menu from local ingredients, including my wine–we know exactly where that came from. Her selection of the grass-fed filet suits Virage wine for reasons beyond local provenance. Farming philosophy and flavors align as well. Continue reading

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A Shattering Year

“Shatter” is the result of cool weather preventing all the potential berries from forming on the grape clusters. During the critical Spring flowering season, if temps are too cool, the pollination cycle doesn’t finish and those little green balls hoping to become grapes just fall off. And that’s that. Open, lighter clusters. Continue reading

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