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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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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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WHAT’S HAPPENIN’ IN THE VINEYARDS?

Spring is in the air and Napa Valley is filled with the most gorgeous greenery. The 2020 harvest season is in sight. In the past few months we have seen bud break, cluster development, and now bloom. We want to keep you all updated on

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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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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 ZINFANDEL VINEYARD 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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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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