Famous for producing Pinot Noir, the Russian River's marine type environmental conditions, clay soils and direct, overhead sunlight during the middle of the day help create balanced, floral Viogners and complex, deep Syrahs.
Ink Grade produces some of the most flavorful Bordeaux Varietals on Howell Mountain. A rare, terraced vineyard, Ink Grade spans 200 acres where the fruit ripens during the warm afternoons and holds the flavor during the cool and often foggy evenings.
Mitchell Klug discusses the unique cabernet rootstock, weather patterns and the training system employed at Reverence Vineyards, June 2009.
Just like you, we here at Crushpad have been obsessing as our 401k’s sink like a stone. But we put our anxiety on hold, put on our day trading hats and figured out a way to combine winemaking and derivatives to create Bailout - a wine that is dynamically priced to balance out any pain your retirement account may be feeling.
Lone Oak Vineyard is in the northern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. It is relatively close to Monterey Bay, and the strong afternoon maritime breezes, along with morning fog, influence the wines toward a classically structured Pinot.
Crushpad Chief Winemaker, Michael Ziztlaff uses the Fusebox wine blending kit to demonstrate the art & science of blending wine — where good wine is transformed into great wine.
Crushpad Chief Winemaker, Michael Ziztlaff takes you through the harvest's first pressing, when the grape juice is separated from the grape skins.
Crushpad is a high-end San Francisco winery where you are the wine maker. Watch a short video on why over 5,000 wine lovers across the country have chosen to make their own custom luxury wine with us.
Racking is drawing the clear wine off the top of the lees (yeast cells,sediment) which settle to the bottom of barrels during aging. The process is done to clarify wines & move them to new barrels to add extra complexity
Barrel hygiene is critical to making great wine. And to guarantee that barrels get properly cleaned you need a high-pressure barrel washer. Check out "Bruce.," our new shiny dual-barrel automated barrel blasting beauty.