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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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BLACK CHICKENS HIT THE KITCHEN!

Cooking Class With Biale At The Culinary Institute of America at CopiaJune 8, July 13, August 24, & October 5Napa, California (Photo credit: Bob McClenahan) We are bringing back our Italian roots-C.I.A. Copia style! This summer we launched a new program for our Black Chicken

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NEW NEIGHBORS TO OUR ZINFANDEL VINES!

Biale is getting a new Barn Owl luxury apartment with million dollar views! The Napa Wildlife Rescue has created a program to encourage Napa wineries and properties to install Barn Owl boxes on their properties. This is an “organic” way of keeping the rodent population

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Zinfandel Gone Green

In 2018, Biale was proud to be one of the wineries in Napa Valley to receive both the Land and Winery Green certifications where our Zinfandel vines grow in the Oak Knoll District. We feel strongly that abiding by sustainable practices in both our farming and winemaking is the

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Winemaking from old vines

Winemaking from Old Vines Q& A with Winemaker Tres Goetting I know that Biale specializes in old vine wines…why do winemakers think that old vines are better? Wines made from old vines have something special about them; A certain Je ne sais quoi. The wines tend

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BIALE TAKES ITALY!

A Luxurious 8 Day Cruise on the Po River and the Islands of VeniceApril 28th–May 5th, 2019 Verona, Villa Quaranta Tommasi, walking tour of Verona, tasting of Tommasi wines with multi course dinner in the cellar at Quaranta Tommasi.Valpolicella, Albino Armani with Albino and Egle…Soave,

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SPRING SEASON IN THE OAK KNOLL DISTRICT

March 2019 Hard not to talk about the weather these days. I’m really enjoying this big, fat, drought-buster sandwich – with lots of sprouted greens and extra mustard! And, it all tastes even better with this hefty pour of the freshly-bottled, bubble gum-shaded ’18 Rosato

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HARVEST 2018

Pick! Crush! Press! repeat!  Pick! Crush! Press! Repeat! ….ah, harvest…. Some of Biale 2018 is still fermenting and getting pressed to barrels but we can say that another healthy child (on the plumper side for sure!) has joined the family, thank goodness! Let the after-harvest

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Zinfandel For the win!

We are honored to have made James Suckling’s 2018 Top 100 American Wines, and we are the only Zinfandel on the list! Thank you James Suckling for awarding our 2015 Black Chicken Zinfandel 95 points.“Blueberries, slate, citrus, orange rind and raspberry cheesecake. Medium to full body, fine

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