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2010 harvest

Video: watch the 2010 California olive harvest in action
Behind the Scenes / What's New / January 13, 2011

Nearly 18 acres of olive trees are planted on the Jordan estate. All four varieties of olives (Frantoio, Leccino and Pendolino of Italian origin and the Spanish Arbequina) are blended to create our vintage-dated extra […]


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Harvest winemaking video: tasting newborn wines during fermentation
Behind the Scenes / December 4, 2010

Assistant Winemaker Maggie Kruse discusses the importance of tasting the grapes and juice throughout the entire winemaking process. Grapes are first tasted during vineyard sampling and once harvested, only the highest quality fruit pressed into […]


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Video: 2010 vintage harvest report, Alexander and Russian River valleys
Behind the Scenes / What's New / November 4, 2010

It’s easy to generalize a vintage as classic or mediocre. Or as winemakers like to say, “challenging.” My definition of the 2010 vintage? Well, it was the best of times and the worst of times. Defined […]


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Winemaking videos: sunrise harvest, vineyard sorting tables and taste buds
Behind the Scenes / October 28, 2010

Winemaker Rob Davis has forged strong connections with many of Alexander Valley’s finest grape growing families, including the Millers, the Mazzonis, the Dilworths and the Munselles. Fifth-generation grower Bret Munselle farms several plots of his […]


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Video: night harvesting Merlot grapes, Alexander Valley
Behind the Scenes / October 20, 2010

For those of you who enjoyed our Russian River Valley Chardonnay night harvesting video, we’ve also captured footage of Alexander Valley Merlot grapes being harvested at night. This vineyard is owned by Justin Miller and […]


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Video: night harvesting Russian River Valley Chardonnay grapes
Behind the Scenes / October 4, 2010

Watching a picking crew harvest grapes is an unbelievable rush. Your eyes fight to follow the hooked knives slicing away at each stem. You hear the grapes shaking on the vines as the workers tug the canes. A […]


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