Harvest is close at hand, and our job these days is to study every detail and respond to the cues that Mother Nature delivers to us.
Julie writes: “We have been Gracianna wine club members almost from their opening… At the time, we joined immediately on our first visit not only because we enjoy the wines (especially the Zins and Pinots), but we love the very sincere welcome and warm hospitality.” — another lovely guest review from some members of our Medallion Wine Club family
Jumping into the weekend like…
Golden vines at golden hour.
WINE BLOGGER OF THE MONTH: We love our local wine bloggers here in California Wine Country, and we were so happy to have a visit from Ashley, aka @redswineadventure last month. Ashley has the lofty goal of visiting EVERY Winery in Sonoma County, and she’s well on her way with over 100 visits so far. We love following her on Instagram to get ideas for more places to visit in this beautiful part of the world. THANK YOU Ashley for your commitment to our winery and this wonderful business!
Good times at the tasting room! Jaime, Brum’ and Katie are proud to have our wine on their dinner table Photo: @mrsbrummett
Take a look at this new guest review for our Winery Loft, available on Airbnb: “Wow! This may be one of my favorite places that we have ever stayed at. The location is amazing and you can walk through the vineyards in the morning and it is so peaceful. The loft is extremely spacious, comfortable, and decorated beautifully. More importantly, the hosts and the team at Gracianna are very gracious, kind, and communicative. Their wine is outstanding and they were happy to host and talk to our friends who visited for wine tasting as well (we were there for a wedding nearby). Highly recommend!”
Lately, we’ve been doing some leafing on our Mercedes Riverblock Pinot Noir vines- our team trims off the leaves and vines on the side that faces the morning sun, to let the light filter through. The leaves are left in place on the side that gets afternoon sun to protect the grapes from the intense heat. It’s all about growing the best possible fruit that requires minimal intervention to make brilliant wine!
The sun’s out and so are we. Dancing into June over #MercedesRiverblockVineyard on the #MiracleMile with grateful hearts!
A room with a view of the vines. Our luxurious loft atop the Gracianna tasting room is available for you on Airbnb. You can walk to the edge of the Russian River in one minute and have coffee on the big deck at the back of the vineyard in the morning fog. Wake up to a view of our beloved Riverblock Pinot Noir vineyard on the Miracle Mile of Westside Road.