How they make huge wine barrels

About these huge wine barrels On Wednesday of this week we had a very nice visit with Mark Ketcham, proprietor of Ketcham Vineyards in the Russian River Valley. There were ten of us tasting Pinot Noir wines in Mark’s spacious home. After our visit it was lunch time, and the closest winery with a picnic … Read more

A Visit to Rodney Strong Vineyards

In a completely different section of the winery, the other 20% of the wines are produced. These are single-vineyard or specially-selected grapes for the upper tier wines. These wines are aged in French oak barrels for two years.