16 Mar3.15.2018 The Pulse of American Wine Culture: On the Wine Road from Sea to Shining Sea

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Happy 2018 from all of us here at J. Wilkes Wines: Budbreak is the first sign that a new vintage is emerging, and we are seeing budbreak throughout Santa Barbara County this week.  There’s no denying it.  Here we go again on ...

04 SepHow Does a Late-Season Heat Spike and an Unexpected Rainstorm Impact the 2017 Vintage?

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This is the Best Kind of Rain to See During Winegrape Harvest! Santa Barbara County vintages can be summed up in a single sentence: “Long, cool, consistent growing seasons punctuated by heat spikes in September and October.” There have been a few ...