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We had lunch and some really informative talks with 2 of our growers recently. Neither had problems with Botrytis (bunch rot) this last harvest although it was a problem in some areas. They thought it was due to location and open canopies that allowed good air circulation. We always have a good breeze where we are that keeps down our incidence of mold. We will talk to a grower in Amador County that has head trained vines with poor air circulation soon. Botrytis was a huge problem for him. I am anxious to hear how he is going to combat it this year. I'll let you know what he says.
We are bringing back Wine Aroma Exploration!
Open to anyone who wants to come explore and learn about the different aromas of wine and chat with our winemaker. These community education workshops encourage people to be curious and get engaged in the world of vino.
We will be featuring them on wine club pick up weekends in the Toscano Room (upstairs tasting room). So if you are in town during Grape Stomp, come test out your sniffer!
We've been getting a lot of "What is THAT?" questions in the tasting room this week. And by "that," people are referring to our fancy new Nitrogen system (made with love by Gary). Check out the picture above.
Why did we go this route? Well, this way we can guarantee that every bottle we open for you will be the best quality we can offer. Essentially, a layer of Nitrogen sits on top of the wine so that no oxygen is coming into contact with it.
Bummer for all of us working the tasting room though, no wine leftovers for us to take home. Ha!
Grape Stomp is right around the corner and so is your next wine club shipment.
If it's not already on your calendar, make plans to join us in Murphys the weekend of October 1st. Not only is Grape Stomp one of our best (and silliest) festivals of the entire year, but we'll have your next wine club shipment ready for pick up too. Mmmm, Barbera and Rosato.
If we normally ship your wine club bottles, but you know you'll be in town that weekend, just let us know before Thursday, September 15th that you'd like to pick up instead and you can save on shipping this month.
Not in the club yet? Secure your bottles of 09 Barbera,10 Rosato and all your other Zucca favorites and sign up here.