Harvest is Around the Corner

Wine grapes across California are experiencing veraison – the onset of ripening where the grapes change colors and soften. This phase in the growing cycle signifies that harvest is typically six to eight months away.

Grape to Glass

All great wine must start with perfectly balanced grapes, and California wine-grape growers produce some of the best in the world. From vineyard to bottle, see how our growers influence the wines you enjoy. Go

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Stewards of the Land

Our growers take extra steps to take care of the land, resources and people that make California’s vineyards some of the finest in the world. Meet some of the faces behind the vineyards and take a look at our responsible growing standards. Go

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Do you know the difference between a syrah and a petite sirah? How about cabernet sauvignon and sauvignon blanc? Get to know the grapes that have helped shape one of the most popular wine regions in the world. Go

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AVA Spotlight: Santa Maria Valley

The Santa Maria Valley AVA is not only the third oldest AVA in the U.S., it’s home to some of California’s finest Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah wine grape growers.

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