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  • Harvest 2016 update

    This has been another good, solid yet not hectic week of harvest.  Since the weather has been mild overall (mid-80degrees with no extreme spikes), we haven't had any pressure with picking decisions so the grapes have been trickling in at a manageable pace. "It's been a very nice harvest," said Lydia.

     

    Overall, the fruit has tiny berries and tiny clusters with lots of concentration. Yields are bigger than 2015 yet not as big as '12, '13 or '14. This seems to be a "more typical year".

     

    Pinks- Our second and final rosé lot arrives tomorrow.

     

    Chardonnay- Dutton Mill Station fruit arrived today, and next Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we're scheduled to receive the Charles Ranch Chardonnay. If all goes according to plan, we'll be finished receiving Chardonnay by Thursday afternoon.

     

    Reds- The reds are rolling in now so we have very few tanks available at 202. Fortunately, tomorrow the team will be filling 50 new French oak barrels with Cabernet from Pedregal, Shartsis and Casalina for this year's barrel fermentation lots.

     

    Today, we received Syrah from Westwood Vineyard.

     

    The team's beginning to taste the Pinot Noir that's already been processed, and they're excited about the quality. We've grown the RRV Pinot Noir program this year and will be blending the different vineyard sources that each have great flavor and concentration. 

  • Life Between The Vines > Podcast #151- David Ramey, Claire Ramey and Lydia Cummins of Ramey Wine Cellars

  • Carl Tiedemann visits with David Ramey

    Tiedemann on Wine | April 23, 2015

    by Carl Tiedemann

    "The time I spent with David Ramey was very enjoyable and informative. I came away with more wine knowledge and a sense of personal satisfaction."

    Carl with David Ramey in the Healdsburg, CA, tasting room at Ramey Wines.

    Carl Tiedemann with David Ramey in the Healdsburg, CA, tasting room at Ramey Wines.

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  • Ramey branches out

    David Ramey is preparing to launch a new wine label, Sidebar Cellars, targeting the younger, more adventurous wine consumer.

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  • The American Heart Association's Dallas CĂ´tes du Coeur Annual Fundraiser

    With every sip of wine the guests at American Heart Association's Côtes du Coeur make their hearts a little stronger.

     

  • What's Maggie Wining About at Ramey Wine Cellars?

    Streamed live on Nov 17, 2014

    *What's Maggie Wining About at Ramey Wine Cellars?*
     

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  • "A Taste of Ramey Wine Cellars" by The Fermented Fruit

    - Ryan O'Hara of TheFermentedFruit.com visiting Ramey Wine Cellars on October 28, 2014

    Here's his review of the experience and of our wine.

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  • Summer in the Cellar, 2014

    - David Greene, Cellarmaster, July 2014

    Harvest 2014 is only a month away. We've been busy in the cellar preparing for the arrival of the grapes.

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  • "Cooking with Class" in LaQunita, CA

    - Paul Smith, Western Sales / Chef, March 27, 2013

    On March 27th, Chef Paul lead 15 guys through a wine & food course featuring our wines at Cooking with Class in LaQuinta, CA.

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  • Cellar Happenings, Spring 2014

    - David Greene, Cellarmaster, March 2014

    We have been busy in the cellar for the last few months.  Here is the latest.

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  • Ramey Wine Cellars Dinner | Ryland Inn, Whitehouse Station NJ | Landmark Hospitality

    - George Staikos, National Sales Manager, November 2013

    Highlights from the special wine dinner at Ryland Inn featuring California wine maker, Ramey Wine Cellars.

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  • Barrel Aging

    - David Ramey, November 2013

     

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  • Harvest 2013 Update

    - David Greene, Cellarmaster, September 2013

    Although harvest began in earnest on September 2nd, the crazy thing to me is harvesting Napa Valley Bordeaux varietals on September 12th! 

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  • Summer in the Cellar, 2013

    - David Greene, Cellarmaster, July 2013

    With blending completed, bottling is on the horizon.

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  • Two Types of Pairings: Match or Contrast

    - George Staikos, National Sales Manager, June 2013

    Two Types of Wine & Food Pairings: Match or Contrast

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  • Spring in the Cellar, Spring 2013

    - David Greene, Cellarmaster, March 2013

    Although spring is in the air here in Sonoma County, there is always work to be done in our cellars. 

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  • Planning for the future

    - David Ramey, January 2013

    We are now the proud owners of what has been known as Westside Farms; the sale closed two days after Christmas. 

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  • Copy of Ramey branches out

    David Ramey is preparing to launch a new wine label, Sidebar Cellars, targeting the younger, more adventurous wine consumer.

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