In light of Club Cuvaison's summer promotion, Hot Diggity Dog! we would like to introduce you to the dogs of Cuvaison Estate Wines. We love your four legged friends as much as we love ours, and therefore both our Calistoga and Carneros tasting rooms are dog friendly! We just ask that you keep Fido on a leash.
|Pixie (left), age 10, favorite activity: snacking.
Buster (right), age 2, favorite activity: chasing wild turkeys in the vineyard.
Dogs' Owner: Steven Rogstad, Winemaker
|Jasmine, age 6, favorite activity: swimming in the pool.
Dog's Owner: Bonnie Schoch, CFO
|Rosalina, age 10, favorite activity: taking walks in the park.
Dog's Owner: Alvaro Bautista, Cellarhand
Bodhi (left), age 6, favorite activity: chasing and catching the Frisbee at the park and running through the Cuvaison vineyard off leash.
Indigo, age 8 months, favorite activity: playing
|Gunner, age 5, favorite activity: chasing the Frisbee.
Dog's Owner: Selma Woolfe, Club Cuvaison Coordinator
Rudy, age 3, favorite activity: sleeping, playing at the beach, running thru the vineyard.
|Kao, age 3, favorite activity: playing tug-of-war and cuddling.
Dog's Owner: Wynne Vick, Club Cuvaison Sales Coordinator
|Scooby, age 5, favorite activity: fetching the tennis ball and going on walks on Brandlin.
Dog's Owner: Ray Lamon, Landscape and Maintenance
|River, age 3, favorite activity: running around in the grass and playing chase.
Dog's parent: Melody Royval, Staff Accountant
PuppyKitty, age 3.5, favorite activity: eating her owner's shoes, chewing on laptop power cords, destroying couches and sleeping on her owner's bed.
"Ladies and gentlemen… the weekend arrived. The wine country half marathon I’ve been going on and on about for the past four months has finally come, and now gone.
I’ll bring you the race day details later (including how I did!), but now I want to introduce you to two of the optional race extras offered by Destination Races: the Welcome Reception at Cuvaison Winery, and the Pre-race Dinner in the Vineyard at Ceja Vineyards.
Can you think of a better way to kick off a weekend?
Welcome Reception at Cuvasion Winery | Friday, July 18 6pm to 8pm
Let’s just start with that view… does is get any more idyllic than that? Seriously. When people say it’s absolutely stunning out here, they aren’t exaggerating. In fact, they may be understating how awesome it is to keep the crowds to a minimum (unsuccessfully, might I add).
The Napa-to-Sonoma flagship event began with hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting at the beautiful Cuvaison Winery. This would later be the “scene of the crime,” also known as the starting point of the race on Sunday. But tonight, it was all laughter and conversation heard over the cheerful clinking of glasses. A consistent chorus of, “Ooooh… this one is good!!” complimented the cool evening breeze. This was purely a social event – a chance for attendees to celebrate the weekend finally arriving, and for soaking in the atmosphere of wine country while making friends with those who share the appreciation.
I was one of the first to arrive, hence the photo ops without people. Trust me, by 6:15 this patio was pleasantly packed with other enthusiastic wine lovers and runners. Professional runner Lauren Fleshman was present, which was (for a lack of a better phrase) really damn cool. The whole event was perfectly informal, making it an ideal setting for a solo traveler such as myself to mingle and make friends. And mingle and make friends I did.
Click here to read the entire article on the Creatrice Mondial blog site.
|By Amy Hayes, July 22, 2014 Creatrice Mondial Blog Site|
At Cuvaison we take a meticulously detailed approach to farming that starts from the ground up. After carefully mapping changes in soil depth, composition, drainage, aspect and slope, we planted the vineyard into a complicated patchwork comprised of 44 different blocks of Chardonnay and 20 unique blocks of Pinot Noir.
These blocks range in size from a few rows up to 12 acres, and each block has its own distinctive match of rootstock and clone. Each block is farmed as its own little vineyard, harvested separately and made into its own batch of wine.
By farming and crafting these wines in this way, we are able to knit together a more complex and fully realized expression of our Estate Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - as each block adds its own special nuance to the overall blend.