Happenings at Winderlea | Welcome Back!

Happenings at Winderlea | Welcome Back!

Team Update Where do we start? We have so much to share with you. Since you were here last…. We’ve had bud break in the vineyard Celie (beloved labradoodle) turned 13 and 2 other members of our team had signature birthdays in April and May of (50) and (70). Any...
Business as a Force for Climate Action

Business as a Force for Climate Action

So, I will admit I’m freaking out a bit more about Climate Change these days more than usual (and I was already freaking out quite a lot).  Rolling Stone Magazine recently dedicated an entire issue to the topic, and honestly, if we don’t do something FAST,...

Burrata, Peas & Lardon | 2017 Winderlea Chardonnay

Burrata, Peas & Lardon Recipe created by Chef Tan Huynh | Serves 4 Chef Tan Huynh has created the ultimate Spring dish for pairing. INGREDIENTS 4 Burrata balls 4 strips of Lardon cut into match stick size & crisp in a pan Pinch of mint leaves roughly chopped 6...
A Little Coaxing to Gain Complexity in 2019

A Little Coaxing to Gain Complexity in 2019

This has been an interesting vintage.  Moderate Summer temperatures were punctuated by rain to create the conditions for powdery mildew and botrytis.  The vineyard teams worked hard to keep the vineyard clean, spraying to lower the disease pressure and removing...

A Great History Comes With Challenges

Donna and I have spent the Christmas holiday in North Carolina with my parents.  They are in their late eighties now and dealing with many of the challenges that accompany longevity.  It’s easy to get caught up in the negative aspects of their aging, but as the...
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