Giorgio at our Paggi House Indigenous Tasting in Austin.
Ali & Giorgio
East End Wine Tasting with Giorgio and La Spinetta wines
D'Lynn Procotor huddled with Giorgio at Grailey's
Matt, Sam & Giorgio at East End Wine in Austin.
Welcome to Austin!
Diane and Earl Dixon (our gracious hosts), Giorgio, Jolie and Greg from Avante Beverages
Susan and Giorgio - yes that is a collectors piece of the La Spinetta label
Thanks to Chef Loren Root for the delicious pairings!
1978! Thank you Diane!
a perfect sweet treat with the La Spinetta Moscato d'Asti
Handley Cellars, Anderson Valley Estate Vineyard
Handley Cellars Watertower
Handley Cellars (note the solar panels in the background)
Solar Powered - Handley Cellars
Meet the Winemakers at Handley Cellars, Kristen and Milla
the original slaughterhouse wheel above the winery.
Cherry Blossoms at Handley Cellars
Ferrington Vineyard (Pinot Noir), Anderson Valley, California
Looking North from HELLUVA vineyard
"Just tilled" HELLUVA vineyard
owner, winemaker Milla Handley
The Handley Cellars Pinot Noir Blending Seminar
We were giving 5 individual vineyards to blend from...
Hard at work blending our own bottle of Handley Cellars Pinot Noir
single vineyard sample for blending
"Day Dream", my final blend, I will open in December and report the results!
Handley Cellars is known for their African Antiques and Art collection.
The view from the Crush Pad - Handley Cellars, Anderson Valley
In the cellar with Kristen, Handley Cellars.
Barrel Room - Handley Cellars
June, happy at Handley Cellars
June, after the pinot blending seminar, Handley Cellars.
Notes on a barrel, Handley Cellars.
inside the winery at Handley Cellars
nightfall at Handley Cellars
Sunset over Handley Cellars
my favorite tree in Anderson Valley - Handley Cellars
ahh, a lovely dinner at the Handley Cellars Ranch House
soup was perfect!
Dry Creek - looking west from the Handal House and Vineyards
Rainbow over Dry Creek
Jack Sonni's amazing brussel sprouts
NPA - Secret Sauce out of barrel!
Inside LIOCO, Salina Wine Co.
2009 LIOCO Hirsch Pinot Noir
Dirty South Wine Blogger and social media guru Hardy Wallace and Kevin Kelly of LIOCO and Salina.
Dry Creek, the actual Dry Creek.
Franks Woods Vineyards (Teira Wine)
Frank Woods Vineyards (Teira Wine)
The famous Teira Tree (skeet shoot stand included)
the west view across from Frank Woods Vineyards and Teira
Teira Wines of Dry Creek, West Dry Creek Rd.
wind machine to fight frost in dry creek
one of many owl boxes in Frank Woods Vineyard (Teira Wine)
Frank Woods Vineyard, looking North...
another Owl Box
the start to a magical forest at Teira and Frank Woods Vineyard
Pirate ship treehouse
this cheery tree was buzzing with bees
Davis Family Vineyards Winery
Davis Family Vineyards winery
Mustard fields in Alexander Valley
inside the fridge at Teira
delicious Teira Sauvignon Blanc
it takes a lot of good beer to make a good bottle of wine...
Teira Sauv Blanc - Dry Creek!
Guy Davis, owner and winemaker of Davis Family Vineyards - along with the Whole Foods Austin winemongers!
Davis Family Vineyards wine dinner and cooking class.
Congrats to the Chefs Under Fire winners!
Chefs Under Fire Prep Time
Chefs Under Fire - Chef Loren Root at Prep Time
Chefs Under Fire
Our wonderful pros from the At&t Conference Center and Reginato Blanc de Blancs
The Line Up
Chefs Under Fire VIP Reception with Crios Torrontes
Our wonderful pros from the At&t Conference Center and Crios!
Chefs Under Fire - Crios Malbec
Chef Under Fire - Tozai Living Jewel Sake
Typical day on the job...
need I say more? THE BOMB
LIOCO Winemaker Kevin Kelley
Lioco Winemaker - Kevin Kelley
2009 Lioco Heintz in the works
ohhh - my favorite Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir Vineyard
LIOCO - Sonoma County Chardonnay in those tall steel tanks in the back.
atop Bennett Valley - view from inside the guest rooms.
beautiful Olivet Lane - pinot on the right...
Pellegrini Harvest Team and Moreno lunching with TexaCali Ali
Pellegrini - what Oak Barrel should we go with?
Icing on the Cake after hiking the Tennessee Valley trail in Marin
Eucalyptus Trees - one of my favorite things to smell while hiking.
Large Formats from Argentina - NICO, NOSOTROS. LUCA, Mendel and Tikal.
Build your own pizza at the Balls
Host - Joe Ball
The Lovely Whitney Ball
Rooftop Bar in Buenos Aires
Santiago of Mendel
Low Hanging Malbec
Angel Paulucci and Luis Reginato in the Paulucci Malbec Vineyard
Luis holding Luca Syrah in both hands!
Luis Reginato representing Tikal in a Polo Match
The rows that go into BenMarco
Listening to Roberto de la Mota at Mendel
The Pizzella Family
Chad and Karen in Susana Balbo and Pedro Marchevsky's Vineyards
...east of the Andes in Mendoza
Chad being schooled by Laura Catena during a Luca vertical tasting
Hot Empanadas Anyone?
Yes, the group was followed around by cooks! They are making fresh bread here on the road in the middle of the Mendoza Countryside.
Ahh, La Vendemia
A Dried up River Bed, Guns and a Girl from Texas - look out!
Chad drenched by water-balloons in Mendoza
After the water-ballon fight at La Vendemia
Karen and Chad Horseback Riding in Mendoza
Karen and the Tikal Men
Karen, Susana Balbo and Chad
Christmas Time in the City...
I want this chair!!
I hung this sign on the gate in 2000 for Henley...my office was in a garden in the back of shops on Union Street. Yes, it was cooool!
1976...read the tasting note soon. stay tuned!
My old backyard...
Golden Gate Park
Looking up in Golden Gate Park
the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park
looking north-west towards the Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacifc Ocean from the Golden Gate Park
Bottom of the Hilll, Potero Hill
French Miami at The Bottom of the Hill