Nikiara

The harvest season is well underway and what better way to celebrate than to open a bottle of your favorite wine? At Le Vigne Winery, that often means popping the cork on a Nikiara, our Bordeaux-style blend. For this month’s blog post, we decided to take a close look as to what makes this wine…

Harvest Time @ Le Vigne

“And time yet for a hundred indecisions, And for a hundred visions and revisions, Before the taking of a toast and tea.” Excerpt from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot Mention the word “harvest” to the winemaker, Terry Culton, anytime between August and November of each year and you will notice…

The Le Vigne Paso Robles Series

It all starts in the vineyard! Here at Le Vigne Winery, we strive to produce elegant wines that convey their unique vineyard origins and that are true to the varietal.   With Paso Robles being so incredibly diverse in topography, climate, and soil type, wines from the area differ dramatically across the terrain of the…

AmeRhone Project: In Depth

Considered to be one of Italy’s most celebrated red wines, Amarone della Valpolicella (more widely known as Amarone), is undoubtedly one of our most special wines that we make here at Le Vigne. Traditionally crafted with a labor-intensive process to bring out the distinctive structure and savory flavor of the grapes, the resulting wine is…

Harvest 2016 is Here!

Harvest 2016 has officially begun at Le Vigne! Beginning at the crack of dawn on Wednesday morning, our grapes reached the desired sugar levels and winemaker and vineyard manager reached a consensus that it was finally time to begin harvesting our grapes, beginning with the Sauvignon Blanc from block 7 of our Domenico Vineyard. This…

Acquarello: In Depth

Acquarello, meaning watercolor in Italian, is the name for our vineyard located a couple of miles north of the winery, on the bank of the Estrella river. Its name is a reference to the waters that created the rugged and sloping terrain. The property is currently planted with 33 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit…