A VIDEO BY RODNEY STRONG VINEYARDS SHOWCASING THE VINEYARD!
|We are proud growers for Rodney Strong Vineyards and were so delighted when they asked if they could film Brian & I in the Spring of 2014 as representative growers from Dry Creek Valley.
We spent a day with their filming crew focusing on the early Spring vineyard growth highlighted by the soft light in the morning and lingering light at sunset. We focused on our Vertical Shoot Position trellis system which allows the leaf canopy to be uniformly upright for maximum leaf photosynthetic activity and also talked about the importance of morning side leaf removal for great flavor development.
It was fun and exciting to participate in the filming process with such a professional crew. We think that they captured this Spring moment exceedingly well and are very happy to share this with you!
“We bought Malbec and Petit Verdot grapes from Tzabaco Rancho Vineyards from 2008 through 2014 and were very happy with the quality of the fruit as well as with the farming skills of Janice and Brian Schmidt. Our 2011 Malbec from this vineyard was rated 92 points by the Wine Enthusiast and we have always considered the Petit Verdot we produced from this vineyard one of our best and favorite wines each year.
Janice has always been very reliable in her brix and pH readings and in keeping us informed as to which rows are at varying degrees of ripeness. They have also been very good at picking on the harvest dates that we requested.
The only reason we have discontinued buying their fruit is that we lost our tasting room lease last August and need to scale back our varietal offerings. I highly recommend their grapes to anyone seeking high quality fruit from honest and trustworthy growers. Peter Spann”
We work hard providing great fruit to all our wineries and homewinemakers!!
HARVEST 2020 FOR HOMEWINEMAKERS
Harvest 2020 will be here before you know it…and we need to start conversations about the varietals and quantities you want this year. So if you haven’t yet talked to us about the varietal you wish to purchase…please email me so that I can get you on the lists! Please call 707-433-2511 if you have any questions about availability!!
We are so happy to have youngest son Tom (at left) join our management team this year. Brian and I are looking forward to retirement at some time in the future…but we want to give Tom lots of time to explore all facets of our operation before taking the management of the vineyard over for the family!!
- Chardonnay – available in 2019
- Sauvignon blanc – small amount available
- Sauvignon musque – small amount available
- Viognier – available in 2019
- Cabernet sauvignon – sold only to previous buyers
- Merlot – available in 2020
- Malbec – sold only to previous buyers
- Petit verdot – available in 2020 (same clone – new plantings)
- Zinfandel – available in 2020
- Petite sirah – sold only to previous buyers