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Holiday Dinners and Wine Pairings, What to Do?

What wine should you serve for insert your favorite winter feast here? Well, if it’s a feast with multiple guests it’s not a single wine, it is which wines will suit my guests and the …

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Private Label Wines

We do private label wines for both businesses and just regular folks. The two different wines that we are available right now are B’s Blend and Sangiovese. You supply the graphic and we will make …

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Recipes

Here is a link to a PDF of our popular Thanksgiving recipes. Print it out on paper stock and cut along the dotted lines. You will have six recipes and a bookmark. Three are hors …

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First Winery to Commit to 300 Gram Bottle

By Press Release November 16, 2023 Today a small winery in Zillah Washington was the first winery in the USA to commit to the new 300 gram bottle from Verallia. Paradisos del Sol Winery and …

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Thanksgiving in Wine Country

Once upon a time in the Yakima Valley, the majority of wineries had an open house over the weekend of Thanksgiving. Each winery would create a dish and give out recipe cards. For many years …

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Bchw 22nd Ride

The Horses are Coming! The Horses are Coming!

2023 BCHW 22nd Annual Winery Ride and Halloween Costume Contest, October 28th That is, the Back Country Horsemen of Washington State are having their annual ride in the Rattlesnake Hills. There will be approximately 600 …

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End Of Vintage Grapes

We have wrapped our 11th vintage from our Zero-Pesticide Vineyard

We’ve wrapped up the harvest in the vineyard for this vintage. My first vintage on the crush pad was 1983, 41 harvests ago! Every vintage has been different, some radically so. This one was fairly …

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PMS Donations through September

We just donated $1400 to make 175 Freedom Kits at $8 each to be used locally in the Yakima Valley. This money comes from four months of our sales of PMS wine and is funded …

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New Release of Rosé Paradiso

We have just released a new vintage of our Rosé Paradiso! It is the 2020 vintage. Are we the slowest Rosé producers? At the least, we are in the 1% that is s l o …

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PMS Donation Update as of 8/31/23

We have been selling our Paul’s Mocha Stuff (PMS) since the beginning of June. We chose to have this wine be a “choose your own price” wine. Minimum $14, maximum “sky’s the limit.” Anything over …

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Small-Batch Wine Processing

What do you do with that one row of grapes that you want to process but not through the usual methods of a de-stemmer, crusher, and press? Do it all by hand! Like we do …

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How Do You Make Rosé?

Several ways! One way, crush red-skinned grapes, let them soak (macerate) for a while for some of the skin pigments to dissolve into the clear juice, then press the grapes to get pink juice to …

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New Wine Releases

August has been a month with a lot of releases of new wine and new vintages. Paul’s Mocha Stuff, PMS First, we came out with Paul’s Mocha Stuff, PMS, a wine devoted to raising funds …

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Grape Picking and Stomping

Harvest is starting up for the 2023 vintage. We will likely harvest Temprañillo in the next few days. On Monday, September 4, we will be picking our Muscat Blanc and Orange Muscat. This is a …

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Wedding Anniversary Weekend (Labor Day Weekend)

In 2010 as our tenth anniversary approached, Barbara suggested a Wedding Anniversary Weekend Special, perhaps a 10% discount to customers. My question was, in addition to the 10% returning customer, 10% military, 10% passport discount, …

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Xarel•lo Grape

First off, how to pronounce it? In Catalan they say shah-RELL-lo; in Castilian, hah-RELL-lo; in English, zah-RELL-oh. So, you can choose the one that is easiest for you. We usually say shah-RELL-lo. Xarel•lo has been …

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How to Sample Grapes

As the ripening period begins, veraison and sampling of the grapes begin. The challenge is getting a valid sample. Pick 100 berries from 50 vines without looking. If you look you instinctively grab riper berries. …

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Veraison: Why People Get Excited

Veraison is a fancy French word that says the ripening process has begun. The cultivars with purple pigments start to develop color. The unpigmented (green) varieties start to soften and become less green. As the …

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New Wine Release: Angelica MRS

We decided to bottle our new non-vintage Angelica MRS in a regular-size wine bottle rather than the half-size bottles we have used in the past. We also added a bit of Xarel·lo, which is a …

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How Many Grapes Does it Take to Make a Glass of Wine?

You would think this would be an easy calculation. What makes it difficult is that every variety of grapes has different cluster sizes. And the actual grape size is different across varieties. And the size …

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Free Wine Delivery vs Free-Wine Delivery

This is for all the grammar nerds out there! Free Wine Delivery: We deliver the wine you purchase for free. Free-Wine Delivery: The wine is free! And also illegal, we aren’t allowed to give it …

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Ethical Beef For Sale

There is a lot of conversation about food ethics. I am all in favor of the conversations! I have siblings who have chosen to be vegetarian largely because they don’t want to participate in the …

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Cork Taint aka TCA

TCA is an acronym for the chemical compound 2,4,6-trichloroanisole also known as Cork Taint. It is a molecule that humans can detect in parts per billion and we don’t like it. Some postulate it is …

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Bottle Closures

Wine Bottle Closures

There are at least six different kinds of wine bottle closures: cork, synthetic cork, screw, cap, glass, stopper, crown, champagne, and cork. Cork Natural cork closures are widely used for both wine and champagne. They …

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