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PSA: Veraison Has officially Begun in Napa Valley

Veraison, the French word meaning “moment of truth”, happens when grapes develop from green to gold or blackish purple color. This time during the growing season represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening. The clusters that mature & are in balance “cross the

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Biale’s Historic Backyard Gems

Small vineyards can produce powerful statements of wine! As we spend a little extra time in our backyards these days, we wanted to highlight some of the historic “backyard” vineyards that Biale cherishes. These mini-vineyards could be categorized as the historic, hidden gems of Biale

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Smashburgers by Robert Biale Vineyards

July is National Grilling Month

Grilling and Zinfandel—why does this magical pairing always make our mouths’ water? “Grilled foods work so well with Zinfandel because Zinfandel is a variety that does not overpower food but rather compliments it. Zinfandel has thin skins and therefore does not have a lot of

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Facebook Live Tastings at Robert Biale Vineyards.

A Whole New Take on Virtual Reality!

Enjoying These “Virtual Times” With Our Biale Beloved! Biale has jumped in and embraced this new world, where Zoom reigns king and has become the new social media. In the time where the Biale team is not able to welcome all our favorite people to

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Greco di Tufo has Landed in Napa Valley!

History of Greco: The first ever record of Greco dates back to 1st Century B.C. in Pompeii. A fresco (aka historic art mural) was found with the quote: “You are truly cold, Bytis, made of ice, if last night not even Greco wine could warm you

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Taking a Deeper Dive with Winemaker, Tres Goetting

Tasting with the Winemaker, Tres Goetting Robert Biale Vineyards’ winemaker is Trester “Tres” Goetting, a Napa native who in his career, has made exceptional wines from numerous grape varieties all around Napa and Sonoma Valleys. He has been creating wines from the mountains to the

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Tres Goetting, Winemaker at Robert Biale Vineyards

Catching up with Winemaker, Tres Goetting

Tasting with Tres. Occasionally in the Biale Bulletin we explore the world of winemaking from the personal viewpoint of Napa native Biale Winemaker, Trester “Tres” Goetting. Tres has a wealth of experience having worked with vineyards and made acclaimed wines from across Napa, Sonoma, and

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Grande Vineyard Zinfandel Hitting a Milestone

Our Beloved Grande Vineyard Is Reaching 100 Years As the Grande Vineyard and it’s caretaker jump into their 100th year in 2020, Dave Pramuk, Rebecca, and Maura wanted to be sure to capture the special moment of the 99th harvest! For those of you who

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How Big is That Zinfandel Cluster?

Sacre bleu! Veraison! Zee moment of truth! Yes, we’re going through a French phase. An exciting one at that—we are changing colors! This is that crucial time of the wine growing season when the Zinfandel and Petite Sirah bunches start to turn from green to purple.

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