The oncoming heat of summer here in wine country has got us thinking about summer eats and entertaining. Here is a roundup of some of our favorite recipes, regardless of the time of year.
Robert Gerald Mondavi was born June 18, 1913--if he were alive today he would be 100 years old!
We here at Gantz Family Vineyards received a series of storms over the last week that reminded us that we really were living in the country.
This autumn, I had the opportunity to learn about canning from friend and fellow Russian River Valley Girls member Mary Radu.
The slow down of work means more time for friends.
But now, after months without rain and the dust starting to build up, we here in the Russian River Valley were ready for a change. Finally, on Monday, we were blessed with the first rain of the season. It held off long enough for 80 percent of Sonoma County’s crops to be harvested.
Harvest is finally upon us. Well, not us exactly – our grapes won’t be mature until next year – but certainly upon our friends and neighbors in the wine grape industry.
Our much-anticipated summer with the grandchildren has passed. Even though it was a month of full-time entertainment, it seems like they were here for just a fleeting moment.
A not-so-pleasant reality of country living came home to roost last night. At 10:30 last night. After a long day. Our boy Jake got sprayed by a skunk.