Harvest is going great this year so far. We've picked our Merlot from Seven Hills and Les Collines as well as some Syrah from Coyote Canyon and a couple of the whites. We'll likely pick another white, some Syrah and maybe some Tempranillo this week.Read More
Q: Why do you top up the wine barrels?
A: If you ever find me climbing around the barrel racks in the cellar with a pitcher of wine in hand, you're probably catching me topping up the wine barrels. It's a pretty simple procedure. You basically fill each barrel to the top with wine. We do this to eliminate headspace in the barrels, which limits oxygen contact to the wine, which keeps the wine in the barrels nice and tasty through the aging process and inhibits any microbial growth that need oxygen to multiply.Read More
Q: What are these crystals in the bottom of my glass?
A: Here is a question we get from time-to-time in the tasting room by fans of our white wines at Burnt Bridge Cellars. They'll notice a few crystals in the glass or in the bottom of the bottle and wonder what they are?Read More
Q: What is a "Family" winery
A: You see this term "family" winery or "family-owned" winery a lot in the industry, and, technically, it doesn't mean much with regard to size or quality. Some of the largest wineries in the world are "family-owned" wineries. And they make some good and bad wine. Some of the smallest wineries are mom-and-pop shops that make good and bad wine. And some "family" wineries are actually owned by large holding companies or massive corporations…Read More
Q: What's the deal with Wine Growlers?
A: They are awesome!
If you've been to the tasting room this month, you've probably seen our newest addition at Burnt Bridge Cellars. They are these cute mini growlers that we are going to start filling with tasty Burnt Bridge wine in just a couple of weeks…Read More