Biale Buzz

2021: The Year Ahead At Robert Biale Vineyards

Congratulations! You made it through 2020, a trying year to say the least. We are thankful for all our Black Chicken Society members and friends, who have made this year bearable, and dare we say fun! If 2020 taught us anything, regardless of the closures

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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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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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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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