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September 5, 2012

Since 2008 we have focused on Pinot noir from the Russian River Valley, Mendocino Ridge, and the Anderson Valley.  We love making Pinot noir and it will forever be the grape that is front and center for Cartograph.  What you may not know, is one of the first grapes I started working with was Sangiovese.  Under […]

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Thanks For Visiting Us at Taste of Sonoma

September 1, 2012

We loved sharing the food and wine culture of Sonoma County at the 33rd annual Taste of Sonoma at MacMurray Ranch with our friends new and old. Named one of the 10 Best Wine and Food Events in the United States by Celebrated Living magazine, the Taste of Sonoma was a coveted ticket and we […]

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New Pinot noir sources!

August 28, 2012

Having worked with the same two Pinot vineyards in the Russian River Valley and Mendocino Ridge for four years now, we’ve branched out and added new vineyards and appellations to our world of Pinot.  It is with pleasure that we introduce two new Pinot noir vineyards: Roma’s Vineyard in Anderson Valley and a soon to […]

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The Story of the Wine on Every Label

August 16, 2012

Any of you who have met Serena or me, or have even glanced at what we have been up to, know that we’re a pretty geeked out couple. We’re online more than we care to admit and love swimming in the myriad details that surround grape growing and the wine making process. So it stands […]

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Reflections on our first year in the tasting room

August 11, 2012

We’ve now had a full year in our tasting room, Garagiste Healdsburg, and it’s fun to look back on all the great moments and everything we’ve learned.   It’s amazing when I think about how many people we have met and conversations we have had with people who are discovering our wines for the first […]

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An awesome adventure for a 2009 Perli bottle

July 17, 2012

One of the fun things about making wine is that people will share bottles with friends and then tell us about when the wine was opened. Recently, we received this great photo: A friend had given a bottle of our 2009 Perli Vineyard Pinot Noir to another friend as a gift.  That bottle ended up […]

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New Release: Rosé of Pinot Noir

May 26, 2012

The 2011 harvest had it’s challenges but in the midst of the season, Alan was all ready thinking about summer days and decided to make his first Rosé.  We are delighted to introduce the 2011 Rosé of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, 55 cases produced.  You’ll notice we put a new label on […]

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The Press Democrat says: No cookie-cutter tasting room

May 9, 2012

Virginie Boone came to visit us at the our tasting room, Garagiste Healdsburg and wrote a piece about her visit for the Press Decomocrat. Find out why she says we are not a cookie-cutter tasting room.   Read the article Garagiste Healdsburg is open Wednesday – Monday from noon to 7pm and by appointment on Tuesdays […]

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Floodgate Vineyard is through veraison – looking great

August 23, 2011

I had to share a few pictures that I grabbed while looking at the grapes at Floodgate the other day. The Pinot is through veraison (when the berries turn from green to purple) and The Gewurztraminer is almost there. In the Gewurz pictures you can see a few berries that are starting to take on […]

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July Facebook meetup at Garagiste Healdsburg was a blast

July 26, 2011

Thanks to the 100 or so friends who showed up to celebrate the upcoming opening of Garagiste Healdsburg. Garagiste Healdsburg is a cooperative micro winery and tasting room we built with Stark wine. The space is looking great and we now know we can handle a crowd with a little help from our friends. How […]

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