Daily Wine News: California Rebuilds

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Signorello during, and before, the fire.

Signorello during, and before, the fire.

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on how workers at Lambert Bridge Winery’s Gilfillan Vineyard are trying to assess the damage left by the Nuns Fire and form a plan to rehabilitate the burned vines. “Sounds simple enough, except that there are nearly 12,000 individual grape vines at this 6.5-acre vineyard, and each one appears to have suffered a different fate…”

“The owners of Signorello Estate in Napa Valley have started plans for rebuilding after the winery was destroyed in the California fires in September,” according to Ellie Douglas in Decanter.

In Wine Enthusiast, Susan Kostrezewa looks at how a generation of winemakers in Crete are pushing traditions forward with terroir-driven and small-production bottlings.

In VinePair, Winston Ross reports that winemakers in Washington are taking a bet on Underwood Mountain, located between Portland and the Willamette Valley. “Making wine on Underwood Mountain means trying to predict a climate of extremes… The conditions are comparable to those of Alsace in France, but there are still plenty of unknowns, and winemakers in this part of the Gorge are still figuring out what works.”

Katherine Cole shares the story behind how the Trinchero family built a wine empire in SevenFifty Daily.

W. Blake Gray considers the tough challenges ahead for lambrusco in Wine-Searcher.

In Beverage Media, somms offer tips on adjusting a wine program during winter months.

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