Sparkling: harvest through tirage bottling

Sparkling: harvest through tirage bottling

When Bill and Donna made the exciting decision to launch the Winderlea sparkling wine program in the spring of 2016, the cellar was buzzing with activity. Rosés were being bottled, Pinots were being racked, Chardonnays were being tasted. And now, the challenge of...
Thanksgiving Gougères Recipe

Thanksgiving Gougères Recipe

      Indulge in this simple and foolproof gougère recipe paired alongside our latest release of the 2017 Vintage Sparkling Brut.     INGREDIENTS 5/8 C water 4 T butter 1/2 C unbleached white flour 2 eggs 1/2 coarsely grated Gruyere cheese...
The 2018 Vintage Has Arrived

The 2018 Vintage Has Arrived

Last week when I wrote about harvest being close, I had no idea we would be picking just a few days later.  Harvest kicked off for Winderlea, Saturday September 1st, with Chardonnay from Carabella vineyard for our Sparkling wine program.  We sampled the vineyard the...
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