Fruit Set

By Wine Club Manager, Jillian Oksen Fruit is in the vineyard! As the seasons change the vineyard goes through its stages of life. We talk often about bud break, veraison, and harvest, but we don’t talk a lot about fruit set, which is a crucial stage in the vineyard. There is strategic planning that goes…

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…

The Most Complex of Simple Questions

In the tasting room, one of the most common questions asked to the attendants is “Which wine is your favorite?” If you are the questioner, you many notice that the recipient of this question pauses, looks up in a sort of “thinking” gesture and possibly lets out a quick “hmmmm”. In the span of approximately ten seconds, the questionee attempts to rescue the answer from a gyre of possibilities, swirling around a seemingly endless ocean of additional questions.