The Family Connection

Taillard Family Wines.  Sounds so romantic.  Sounds like one happy family all stomping on grapes during harvest season with the girls wearing long dresses pulled up to their knees, men waltzing out of the vineyards with baskets brimming with ripe grapes and the kids running around in circles. At sunset the whole family gathers under the [...]
Read More

June Winter is coming

General Checking the weather forecast becomes as second nature as everyone is waiting for the rain.  Weather patterns and previous yearly rainfalls become common dinner conversation and it is not unlikely that some bets even take place.  This is not just recreation but is critical for everybody in the industry.  When you look at the [...]
Read More

May – Back to Basics

General The holiday is over, and everybody is back to start the preparation for the winter months ahead.  Autumn is still in full swing and there is a serene calmness blanketing the winelands. We are now waiting for the winter rains to bring the promise of next year’s harvest. To prepare the vines they have to [...]
Read More