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…

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…

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…

Bubbles!

Bubbles! By Enologist Michelle Zentmyer Moss “And what if we’re just bubbles in a dream Dreaming up more bubbles as we breathe…” Bubbles…by Akira Chinen There is something so uplifting about drinking sparkling wine. This type of wine is often used to celebrate an achievement, birthday, milestone and many other occasions. It is my pleasure…

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.