POSTED ON November 19, 2007 | IN Activities | BY Joe Becerra

Larson Family Winery – A Real Family Winery

Larson Family Winery has the right approach. Why not provide as much fun as possible for the entire family? At their Carneros tasting room on Millerick Road, you can take a chance with the giant wheel to win big discounts. Larson also has a Bocce Ball court, barn yard animals to view, and a wagon train ride through the vineyards.

Even Santa will be making an appearace this year at the Larson Family Winery, on Saturday and Sunday, December 15th & 16th, and December 22nd and 23rd, from 1 to 4p.m. Rumor has it that Santa will be taking a turn at the tasting bar and pouring some of Larson’s finest wines.

The Wine Spectator

Did you read Kim Marcus in the Wine Spectator’s November 15 edition? What he boldly states is what many of us have been saying for a while, California wines especially the reds are way too expensive and most of those are from Napa. He mentions a recent trip in the Sierra Foothills where he found a contrast from Napa, decent prices for very good wines.

Mount Veeder

Hess Collection Winery — Revitatalization

Our previous blog post was about the Hess Collection Winery and we just read this announcement in Hess is going to spend $30 million over the next five years to focus vineyard development on Mount Veeder. I think this means that they are going to take over the vineyards on Mount Veeder that they contract out and replant them. After 30 years of experience on Mount Veeder, Hess says they have determined the best rootstock and clones that fit the particular climate and soils of Mount Veeder. This will be interesting to follow.