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…

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…

What do ill-fitting pants and pruned vines have in common?

Cane pruning is common practice in Organ and coastal vineyards, especially for pinot noir, but is an unusual occurrence in our area. Pruning techniques vary from area to area and winemaker to winemaker, depending upon many factors such as airflow, proliferation, canopy management, rain, and moisture. Because Paso Robles is typically a dry area, more foliage is desired for protecting the fruit from the sun.

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…

Harvest Time @ Le Vigne

“And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea.” Excerpt from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot Mention the word “harvest” to the winemaker, Terry Culton, anytime between August and November of each year and you will notice…

The Le Vigne Paso Robles Series

It all starts in the vineyard! Here at Le Vigne Winery, we strive to produce elegant wines that convey their unique vineyard origins and that are true to the varietal.   With Paso Robles being so incredibly diverse in topography, climate, and soil type, wines from the area differ dramatically across the terrain of the…

AmeRhone Project: In Depth

Considered to be one of Italy’s most celebrated red wines, Amarone della Valpolicella (more widely known as Amarone), is undoubtedly one of our most special wines that we make here at Le Vigne. Traditionally crafted with a labor-intensive process to bring out the distinctive structure and savory flavor of the grapes, the resulting wine is…

Harvest 2016 is Here!

Harvest 2016 has officially begun at Le Vigne! Beginning at the crack of dawn on Wednesday morning, our grapes reached the desired sugar levels and winemaker and vineyard manager reached a consensus that it was finally time to begin harvesting our grapes, beginning with the Sauvignon Blanc from block 7 of our Domenico Vineyard. This…

Acquarello: In Depth

Acquarello, meaning watercolor in Italian, is the name for our vineyard located a couple of miles north of the winery, on the bank of the Estrella river. Its name is a reference to the waters that created the rugged and sloping terrain. The property is currently planted with 33 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit…