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Harvest interlude: 2020 bringing challenges, but fruit is looking good.

2020 continues to find ways to challenge all of us, and life out in the vineyard has been no exception. The summer was moving along rather uneventfully in the vineyard, and then August arrived and brought with it an extended heatwave the likes of which haven’t been recorded for 70 years. Grapevines are pretty resilient, […]

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Little winery, BIG Rhônes

One of my favorite Paso Robles wineries is up in today’s hype joint: McPrice Myers, a little westside jewel that’s producing some truly outstanding Rhône varieties. He (McPrice Myers is the winemaker/owner’s name) uses fruit from Paso Robles/Central Coast and Santa Barbara County, and my favorites are probably the intensely flavorful single-vineyard wines from Ballard […]

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Meet Markus.

I’ve told you about Markus Niggli’s wines before, and you’ll see his wines appear regularly in my Instagram feed. Because I love them. Peruse the profile I wrote on him and his wines a couple of years ago–his story is fascinating. Just as I was intrigued by Sue Tipton’s bold choice to produce stellar white […]

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My #1 hype will always be Acquiesce Vineyards.

I first encountered these wines four years ago, which you can read about here, and then about six months later I wrote a full profile on the winemaker, Sue Tipton, here. Full disclosure: I’ve been doing their social media for the last year, but this post and the recommendations herein are independently mine. I went […]

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California Wineries Need Your Help.

Hi! My name’s Robin, and I am a one-woman hype joint for small wine producers in California. I know, I know–you thought I was just another wine blogger. Which I am. But we are living in weird, volatile times. I’ve let my personal wine blog go semi-dormant while I work(ed) doing social media for an […]