Bubbles on the Move...

2023 Sonoma Valley Grape Harvesting Season!

Sonoma Valley bursts with vibrancy and exhilaration as the harvest season unfolds each year between August and October.

Caring for the grapevines is a continual effort spanning the entire year, but it is during this specific period that the vineyards and wineries thrive with an abundance of laborers hurrying to gather grapes when they are at their prime level of ripeness. The entire valley becomes infused with the delightful aromas of the harvest, accompanied by the perfect, warm autumn climate.

The commencement of the "crush" signifies the beginning of the harvest, typically in early August, with the initial focus on picking...

Continue reading

Benefits of Not Drinking Alcohol For a Month

H2o - Wine Refreshments with 0.0% Alcohol

Dry January Benefits

Participants claim that giving up drinking for one month can reverse the negative health impacts of regular drinking, like fatty liver disease and elevated bood sugar.  They also champion that not drinking can improve sleep and enhance energy.

Which of the supposed benefits of Dry January really holds up under scrutiny?

Improved sleep

Anecdotally, people often credit alcohol with helping them sleep. However, a review of studies in 2013 found that alcohol may help people fall asleep quicker and sleep more deeply during the initial stages of sleep, but is likely to disrupt sleep later in...

Continue reading

Harvest 2022 has officially ended!


Harvest 2022 (including crush, fermentations, and barreling down) officially ended for us last week. What a marathon! We found ourselves reminiscing about an emotional line from the cult classic Sideways:

“I like to think about what was going on the year the grapes were growing. I like to think about how the sun was shining that summer, and what the weather was like. I think about all those people who tended and picked the grapes. And if it’s an old wine, how many of them must be dead by now.”

Well, it was a beautiful, unforgettable harvest here in Sonoma County, California. And everyone on our team is still alive this year, thank goodness. The grapes were truly sublime, and...

Continue reading