Summer is Coming

Many people view Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of Summer, but it truly does not start till June 21st. With that said I feel like Summer has arrived. The days are long with bright sun and a cool breeze at night, the perfect time to go wine tasting during the day and finish the…

Barrel Select Wines

By Assistant Winemaker, Anthony Gallegos May is an exciting time for us at Le Vigne Winery as we have just bottled our Barrel Select Viognier and Chardonnay! A lot of work goes on behind the scenes with these wines from the moment the grapes are picked to the moment they go into the bottle. Our…

Insight to the Cellar

When wine is discussed the topics that come up are where are the vineyards, who is the winemaker, what is the microclimate, or what is the meaning of the picture on the bottle. We never really take about the cellar and what it takes to get the grapes from harvest to the bottle, and your…

Learn What Your Name Means Day

What’s in a name? that which we call a roseBy any other name would smell as sweet. From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare I quite enjoy fun and obscure holidays. While my favorite is Pi Day, March also brings another interesting one: March 5th, Learn What Your Name Means Day. There is often a…

Harvest Review and Nouveau

Here at Le Vigne, we are getting bundled up and cozy for the winter and the wines and vines are no exception. With the completion of harvest, the vines are settling into dormancy after a bountiful 2021 vintage. The wines from this vintage are each finished with primary fermentation. Most are getting through malolactic fermentation…

Family Holiday Traditions

Howdy folks, I was asked to write a small note about my family holiday traditions that I enjoyed growing up with. But before I begin, I want to thank everyone who made it out to our Le Vigne Winery Thanksgiving dinner this past Saturday. It was such a happy and enjoyable event. Good people, great…

Harvest: Like a Game of Chess

by Enologist Michelle Zentmyer Moss “I will sing a song of battlePlanned in days long past and over.Men of skill and science set itOn a plain of eight divisions,And designed in squares all chequered.” The Song of Chess by Abraham ibn Ezra Punch downs and pump overs and brix checks, oh my! Harvest is well…

Meet Our 2021 Harvest Crew

by Wine Club Manager Jillian Oksen Another year has gone by and our 2021 harvest is upon us. Over the years, you may have met our wonderful tasting room staff, but I would like to introduce you to our harvest crew. These are the amazing people that make the award-winning wines you enjoy with family…

El Paso de Robles – “The Pass of the Oaks”

For this months blog post we thought you might enjoy learning a little of the area that we love to call home (we certainly enjoyed doing the research for the blog).  The city’s full name is El Paso de Robles which is generally shortened to Paso Robles, with differing versions of how to pronounce it….

Nikiara

The harvest season is well underway and what better way to celebrate than to open a bottle of your favorite wine? At Le Vigne Winery, that often means popping the cork on a Nikiara, our Bordeaux-style blend. For this month’s blog post, we decided to take a close look as to what makes this wine…

Wine Barrel 101

Throughout the world, the oak wine barrel remains one of the most recognizable symbols associated with wine. We have romanticized the barrel and the act of aging wine inside of it to such a degree, that after the barrels have been used for their intended purpose they are often turned into tables, chairs, planters, ice…