🚨 Wine Whoopee UPDATE 🚨
It’s been some time since my last post and I’ve been feeling disappointed in myself for not keeping up with mine and Chris Nostrand’s #passionproject about the wines and wineries of New York’s Hudson River Region. Since making the decision to relocate to the Santa Ynez Valley of California, I had the serendipitous opportunity to work harvest for one of my favorite winemakers (thank you @amvwine). Following the lengthy #2018harvest I accepted a full-time position at the new Brick Barn Wine Estate (@brickbarnwineestate) in Buellton as their newest sales and hospitality associate. I’ve always been a big proponent of learning all facets of a business and wine sales was something I had been interested in learning. Now, 6 months later, I’ve transitioned into a duel role where I not only get to sell wine and give my customers a wonderful winery experience, but I also get to work in the winery alongside Brick Barn’s winemaker @robdafoe 🍇🍷
Add in my responsibilities as a friend to my dearest peeps (you know who you are), son and brother to my family back in NY, and partner in love and friendship to my sweet @natalie.ann.mccoy 😘
No excuses. Like the Doc said, “your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one!” 👊🏻
Keep chasing the ☀️ @nostrand.mov @nostrandproductions
2018 Newtown Pippin! We barely got any as the trees are biennial. That said, wow! The juice was 20 brix at pressing. This is virtually dry and.... rich. Plus look at that color (no filter). Not sure how else to describe this vintage. 2017 was only 15.9 brix and was good, but this Going to let it condition and clear for a bit longer before releasing. Anyone that tells you where apples are grown or that harvest year is unimportant is misinformed. .
#cidervintageisathing #2018harvest #harvest2018 #newtownpippin #sandiegocounty
Caution Wine Geek Speak: Measuring phenolics and oxidative capacity in wine just got easy. Thought I’d grab five barrel samples from our 2018 Cab. I had proactively separated the free run from the 500lb and 1000lbs press runs. Additionally we kept a couple carboys of highly concentrated press juice for blending and topping. Six months after fermintation you can certainly see a difference. Can’t wait until harvest where I can really put this tool through its paces. If you’re interested in a demo let me know. I’ll be speaking about this at the #2019IQconference this Thursday. @vinventions in the house. #winegeek #winequality #2018harvest
Agustin carefully checking on the grapes during early morning harvest at the Bell Mountain Ranch last fall #MemoryMonday
So excited for summer wanted to share some of 2018 outdoor harvest. One plant was a runaway seed that we let live where it landed. Lol It ended up being almost 4 feet above my husband (who is 5’9”) there is a picture showing him next to the plant. It was a great plant that gave us 2.5 lbs!! One of the funnest harvest we had to date! #yayforsummer #2018harvest #cannabis #outdoorcannabis #medicalgrade #cleancannabis #siriusblack
Our upcoming 2018 Rosé varietal is derived from the French words for pine and black. Can you guess the grape This will be the first vintage from this grape planted at our Skyline Vineyard in Nampa, ID. Debuting at Savor Idaho this June 2019. 🌹🍇
One from last autumn: my daughter and the biggest turks turban squash that we grew. I was really pleased with these - it was the first time we grew them and we got 3 decent sized ones from the plant. They were cooked into a fantastic spiced soup which was beautifully warming over the winter. I've kept many seeds from the harvest so hopefully we'll get a couple of decent plants from them this year, as well as a few to gift to any friends who'd be interested in growing these fantastic looking squash.
#2018harvest this just a sample run got lots more on the way doing big hunt in the fall got loots other projects going at the moment
wind·fall - /ˈwin(d)fôl/
an apple or other fruit blown down from a tree or bush by the wind.
a piece of unexpected good fortune
Both definitions apply to this low acidic, apricot forward offering from @suarezfamilybrewery - it’s really just lovely
June 1st 2018 harvest @mothers_other_garden it was my pleasure to grow these girls I'm looking forward to testing, I have high hopes for my big baby's. 21 has never been so awesome 💕 #mothersothergarden #kpweed #i502 #21 #pnwgrowen #MOG #cannabis #2018harvest #marijuanagrowers #marijuanna
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