Three occurrences stand out more than others, because they are visually significant milestones to the winemaker. Since we are nearing the end of veraison and coming close to harvest once again, we thought it would be a good time to define and summarize these three points so that, in a way, you can "join" us in our current activities.
The Al Lago Wines' family is now just a little over the midway point of harvest. 2017 is an exciting year for us! We are pleased to introduce a few, new varietals into our blends this year. More on that in the months ahead.
Ampelography is a challenge to master, but learning the basics could make you the most popular person at your next wine-tasting party. So what is there to know and how do you get started? Let's find out!
Each new year, the work in the vineyard begins all over again in late winter or early spring while the vines are in their winter dormancy. In our existing vineyard, the vine's canes are carefully pruned in February. In early April, any replanting that needs to occur in the vineyard will occur as well.
It is all the natural surrounding elements of the vine that help define the wine. Each sip of Vino al Lago wine enjoyed tells a story of the Santa Rosa Valley, our vineyard, and our winemaker, Guillaume.