2014 Barrel Tasting is Upon Us!

2014 Barrel Tasting is Upon Us!

For those of you who have never been to this event, it is a rare opportunity to get insight and take advantage of screaming deals on wines that have not yet been released! Barrel tasting is exactly what it sounds like; all participating wineries bring out some of their unfinished wines that are still fermenting … Continue reading

What Grows Together, Goes Together at SpoonBar

What Grows Together, Goes Together at SpoonBar

Come join local winemakers in the breaking of bread at Hotel Healdsburg’s Spoonbar on Sunday, November 10th. At 6pm the winemakers from VML Winery, Preston Vineyards, Front Porch Farms and Idlewild Wines will be pouring their limited cellar wines as guests sit down for a Harvest Feast prepared by Chef Louis Maldonado. Virginia Marie Lambrix … Continue reading

Wine Tasting 101.4- Drawing Scent

Wine Tasting 101.4- Drawing Scent

Darling True, You’ll Be Here Soon Morning , Night and Afternoon  Drawing Scent, Will Not Relent Calling Forth The One Who’s Meant Happy Halloween! Some people might recognize this poem from VML’s 2010 Bewitched Pinot Noir. Written by Kevin Shaw of Stranger & Stranger  as an ode to his wife, Virginia Marie Lambrix (VML winemaker), the Bewitched … Continue reading

Sip, Support, and Save!

The Annual 2013 Pinot on the River will take place this month on Sunday, October 27th.  Come sip on some of Sonoma County’s and the West Coast’s finest Pinot Noirs while enjoying the scene in the downtown Healdsburg square. BUY NOW AND RECEIVE 10% OFF TICKET PRICE FOR BEING A FRIEND OF VML WINERY. WHEN PURCHASING ENTER PROMO … Continue reading

Wine Tasting 101.3- Color Me That

Wine Tasting 101.3- Color Me That

Although I am not conducting a tasting today, I do have to admit that I am sipping on a bit of our VML 2007 Sparkling Wine while writing this section of Wine Tasting 101. With the first step calling for assessment by sight, I can’t help but look at the glass before me and recall … Continue reading

Exclusive Event Helps Support the Russian River Valley

Exclusive Event Helps Support the Russian River Valley

Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night Wednesday, October 23rd General’s Residence, Fort Mason, San Francisco VML Winery is thrilled to be pouring at Russian River Valley Single Vineyard Night at the General’s Residence in Fort Mason, San Francisco on Wednesday, October 23rd. This event showcases an extraordinary collection of single vineyard wines from California’s Russian River … Continue reading

Connected to Earth

Connected to Earth

We have already covered the four components to look for when you are tasting wine: integration, expressiveness, complexity and connectedness. For some reason, the idea of connectedness tends to stump people. To better explain the connectedness in regards to wine, it is best if we use an example. Take, for instance, our 2011 Bradford Mountain … Continue reading