2011 Harvest Reflections- Part 2  “Tasting and Testing”

2011 Harvest Reflections- Part 2 “Tasting and Testing”

You really get a sense of the seasons and time passing with the changes in the vineyards. These pictures were taken on a walk in early September as the vines were at their fullest, the berries deep in color and ripening to their optimal sweetness. Hmmm, which one...
Double Gold is double great!!

Double Gold is double great!!

What a weekend it was! We were thrilled to learn our 2008 Osborn Ranch Zinfandel was awarded a double gold in the 2011 Sonoma County Harvest Fair tasting. Last year, Bret was honored as Sonoma County’s Outstanding Young Farmer and we weren’t sure anything...
Lights! Harvester! Action!

Lights! Harvester! Action!

The 2011 harvest has begun! It’s been a fairly slow start, but that gives us an opportunity to ease in to the season (and a little more time to scramble and finish up our summer projects!). Sauvignon blanc is typically the first varietal we pick, once the...
A Party of Pink

A Party of Pink

Yesterday evening we thoroughly enjoyed a tasting of Rose’ just down the road at the Hawkes Tasting Room. Our dear friends, Jake and Laura Hawkes, don’t do anything halfway–from making wonderful wines to fabulous food, and this gathering was no exception....