Обрезка виноградных лоз с Винсом

 [By Richard Sheppard in Calistoga, California]  Vince Tofanelli is one of the founding members of our wine group. His family’s vineyard is located in Calistoga, California and he farms and sells most of the grapes to local wineries but retains about 20% of the crop for his own label, Tofanelli Family Vineyard. The 40 acre […]

Виноградная давка в долине Напа

[By Richard Sheppard in Calistoga, California]  I live just over an hour’s drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge, in the Sonoma County wine country. At this time of year, golden leafed vineyards blanket the rolling hillsides and you can smell the aroma of fermenting grape juice for miles. With all the grapes picked and […]

Духи виноградной лозы

[By Richard Sheppard in Calistoga, California] The morning air is brisk as I arrive at Vince Tofanelli’s Calistoga vineyard. Although the sun has yet to peek over the hills, the sky is on fire with oranges and reds. Already the baseball capped heads of grape pickers bob up and down above the vines. Everything is rush-rush. […]

От бочки до бутылки

[By Richard Sheppard in Napa Valley, California] Rising at dawn, I make the sleepy-eyed half hour drive from from where I live in Healdsburg (Sonoma County, California) to Calistoga (Napa County), to see my friend Vince Tofanelli’s wine bottling operation first hand. Pulling into the dirt parking lot, I see Vince gesturing to a man […]