Harvest is close at hand, and our job these days is to study every detail and respond to the cues that Mother Nature delivers to us.

Review of the 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir: The PinotFile calls this wine—made in a limited run of 74 cases—“surprisingly forward for a 2017 release, displaying a deep spiced cherry-flavored core filled out with a bit of toasty oak in the background. Soothing in texture and easy to like. Score: 93.” 

WINE BLOGGER OF THE MONTH: We love our local wine bloggers here in California Wine Country, and we were so happy to have a visit from Ashley, aka @redswineadventure last month. Ashley has the lofty goal of visiting EVERY Winery in Sonoma County, and she’s well on her way with over 100 visits so far. We love following her on Instagram to get ideas for more places to visit in this beautiful part of the world. THANK YOU Ashley for your commitment to our winery and this wonderful business!

We make our wine at an offsite winery, and we spend a lot of time there checking on our wine in the barrels and keeping an eye on the bottling and labeling process. Once it a while we do a little barrel tasting to see how things are coming along.

Lately, we’ve been doing some leafing on our Mercedes Riverblock Pinot Noir vines- our team trims off the leaves and vines on the side that faces the morning sun, to let the light filter through. The leaves are left in place on the side that gets afternoon sun to protect the grapes from the intense heat. It’s all about growing the best possible fruit that requires minimal intervention to make brilliant wine!

We’ll be uncorking some magnums of our glorious 2017 Estate Pinot Noir for a Mother’s Day celebration this weekend. Have you chosen something special to do for your Mom on Mother’s Day?

Spring is here and our vineyard team is already making final preparations for the growing season.

Meet our 2015 Zinfandel. We call it “amnesia” wine because it will make you forget anything else. A beautiful drinking zinfandel with wild dark berry flavors that enthrall and deliver a long finish making meals come to life. Barrel aged in French Oak for 11 months.

Did someone say #friyay?! The sun is out, the tasting room is open, 11 am to 5 pm and Sadie the winery dog is ready to say hi.

Come enjoy award winning Gracianna Wines on the patio and take in Spring time in the Russian River Valley.

Did someone say #friyay?!