Author: Josy Moyer

  • 2021 Rosé Release Party

    Sunday March 6th, 12-3pm Thank you friends who helped us celebrate our new wine. Everyone enjoyed the wine and puff pastries.

  • Open Thanksgiving 11am-7pm

    Wine tasting and small or large plates: Turkey with side dishes including stuffing, scalloped & mashed potatoes, baked pumpkin, roasted vegetables, appetizers & desserts as individual small plates @$5 each or a complete dinner (appetizer, turkey with 3 sides & dessert) @$25 while supplies last. Reservations recommended for turkey ($10 non-refundable reservation fee applied toward […]

  • Decision Time

    Initially I was thinking that this could be a weekend gig & I would eventually find something in high tech, maybe in Sacramento of Folsom or something I could work from home. After working on the vineyard and getting ready to bottle some bulk wine we purchased form a local winery I have decided to […]

  • Nice Wine – Time To Bottle It

    After sampling a wide variety of the bulk wine available I found a nice assortment of reds. These include a excellent Zinfandel, Primativo, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and a Malbec/Petit Verdot blend. I plan on using some of the Zin to blend with the Primativo and bottle some stand alone.

  • Now we need some wine to sell

    The winery & vineyard came with some wine inventory including an estate Petite Syrah and a Tempanillo/Petite Syrah blend. Most of the local wineries offer a wider variety that includes a number of reds, at least one white and maybe a rose. California has a very active bulk wine market & we should be able […]

  • Equipment Upgrades

    After some online research and discussions with other winemakers it looks like wine making and computing have one thing in common: quality out is directly related to quality in. Since the grapes I am starting with input quality depends on front end processing. Some of the winemakers I have talked to rely on the picking […]

  • Next Steps

    Now that we own a winery what do we do next? With the Covid-19 pandemic I don’t plan on opening the tasting room until Josy & I are both vaccinated. In the mean time we need to find some additional wine to bottle and make some equipment purchases.

  • Just In Time for Christmas

    Well we finally closed on the sale, Everything recorded today, It’s official, Its Ours.

  • We Are Buying A Winery

    We have a contract to buy the place. What do we have to do next? Transferring Licenses – State License from the ABC as a wine grower We have to get a “sellers permit” first Oh that’s part of the whole sales tax thing as well Federal permits as well? Yes – what used to […]

  • Well that didn’t work

    Out bid on that one – back to the search. Good thing there’s several out there: Smaller but definitely a operational winery – visited the tasting room – wine is good. Ferments in the picking bins? Seems a bit low tech Nice small house, great grapes (tasted the wine at the winery they sell their […]