April 4, 2012

Hello Again – Happy Spring!!First – vineyard news:The vineyards around the area are all growing by leaps and bounds.  We have had mostly sunny and relatively warm weather, with the occasional rainy day – – just what the vines need to grow...

March 9, 2012

Hi All – the travelogue continues:This Week – HILL TOWNS of the COTES DU RHONE (part deux)This week takes us to Gigondas, Vacqueyras and Beaumes de Venise – homes to some most interesting wines.First stop is maybe a quick nip into La Bastide Saint...

March 2, 2012

Hi AllI know, its been more than a week!Up this week: HILL TOWNS OF THE COTES du RHONE (part un)This trip we start with the little town of Seguret. This home to about 200 folks is built into the side of the hill toward the northern end of the hills – the...

February 18, 2012

Hello to allSince winter time is down-time here – no work in the vineyard (now that is is sold) – no winery sales (only a few clients come out this time of year) – no work around the house…not much newsSo I thought, to help get TOURS du RHONE...

December 2, 2011

Hi AllWOW – I just realized how long it has been since my last update…my bad, SORRY!Fall/winter has arrived here – plants are starting to lose their leaves, and the vineyard is quiet.OK – so …. Bad news / good news As many of you know,...

July 31, 2011

Hi AllI know its been awhile.Summer has come to the vineyard – the vines are doing very well. Versaison has begun, with the berries starting to turn blue and purple.Its going to be a great crop this year – the plants are healthy and the fruit set we got is...