I guess some of you are wondering what happens in the winery during this time of the year…or maybe not. LOL
It’s kind of quiet in the winery although we are gearing up to do some bottling. I have been cleaning. Yes, cleaning. Cleaning is just something that we are constantly doing in the winery. It’s one of the most important things we do as well as one of the most things we do. We are constantly cleaning. This week I was cleaning the production area and the Passaggio SS Drums. Hard work but it sure makes you feel better when it’s all clean… 😉
These Passaggio SS Drums are ready to be rinsed!!!
Meet the Winemaker – yep that’s me!!
I am looking forward to this event at Dogpatch Wine Works tasting room. I hope you join me and share a glass of Passaggio Wine on April 18th from 5-8pm. 2455 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94107.
Come and hear my story of how I got started in the wine industry and where I plan to take the Passaggio brand…
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Well…what can I say about the 2010 harvest? I am predicting a great vintage. I guess we will just have to wait and see what the winemakers can do with it. I know I am looking forward to the 2010 Passaggio Unoaked Chard, Pinot Grigio, and Napa Valley Rosé. Did I just say Rosé?
That’s right…Passaggio will be launching a Napa Valley Rosé for 2010. So this spring we will put on our hats…sit on the deck…turn on the grill…invite some friends…and open a bottle of Passaggio Rose…
What an experience this week has been with Chef Robin White and the twitter gang. I watched the excitement unfold. People getting ready each evening for a bowl of soup. Yes…I said soup. It was not only the great recipes that Robin put together for wonderful soups each night but also the warm camaraderie of friends coming together to have fun and share good times together with great food and great wine. Isn’t that what it’s all about…? Chef Robin brought over a 100,000 people together each night. That is amazingly awesome when you think about it.
Saturday was a great evening for the partnership with Robin to sponsor soup night #8. You can find the recipe for Chef Robin’s Roasted Buttenernut Squash/Grilled Corn on her website along with all the other great soup recipes that were made this week. http://www.chefrobinwhite.com/
I am humbled that Robin would choose me to make her recipe and choose my wines to be paired with such an awesome dish…just like her blog said “a dish that soothes the soul.” It did just that…it brought a few of my friends togther. We shared, laughed and had an evening of fun. The time together, the absolutley wonderful soup and the perfect pairing with Passaggio Unoaked Chardonnay soothed our souls and prepared us for the next day. It left us full and satisifed, yet wanting more….
Looking forward to what Chef Robin will be doing next…
Well…harvest is upon us…sort of. We have only brought in a few tons of Sauv Blanc and Pinot Noir. We have had a slow start to say the least. I have a feeling that we will get hit hard soon and wineries will be bringing the different varietals in all at once. Won’t that be a hoot. “Bring it on”…I say. It’s what “we” live for…right?
Anyway…Passaggio Chard and Pinot Grigio are well underway and mostly through their fermentation…stay tuned for what’s next…
If you see those grape trucks on the road, get out of their way…they are in a hurry to get back for the next load.
I wrote this blog at the beginning of 2010…how are we doing….?
Welcome to 2010…(I think I will call it twenty-ten) 🙂 It’s the beginning of a new start for some, and the continuation of special things for others. I am sure there were New Year’s resolutions being made last night and some who refused to make any at all. It’s all in how you look at it. Resolutions or goals can be made at any time of the year not just on New Year’s Eve, although it may mark the time of new beginnings for some – a clean slate so to speak.
I believe in living our lives to the best of our ability day in and day out. Oh, we may waiver or stumble at times (and trust me, we do) but we get back up, dust off, make adjustments, and go again. If anyone faults you for that, well…shame on them.
For those who have already made their resolutions for 2010 and even for those who did not make any at all, I challenge you this year to “Follow Your Passion” – yes…dig way down deep inside and find what you are passionate about and follow it. You never know where it might lead you…
Happy New Year,
Welcome to my new blog site…enjoy
My Sister-n-Law’s passion is designing landscapes and working in her yard. I had a wonderful time traveling through the yard and discovering many things I hadn’t seen before. Where is your passion taking you today…Follow It…