AV Wine Experience – Expectations Exceeded!

AV Wine Experience – Expectations Exceeded!

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“I was expecting a nice tasting room with the usual setup: tables and counters with the lineup of elegant bottles and glasses.  Additionally, I knew the private tasting would be of value considering that it was a reward for a non-profit donation. I almost missed the turn into Ashton Vineyards as I called Justine to confirm directions.  As my family and I drove up the hill we were greeted by Stephen Ashton.  I wasn’t sure what to expect.  I was in a beautiful outdoor setting...

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News From the Vineyard: Transformation! Veraison!

News From the Vineyard: Transformation! Veraison!

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Currently, the Syrah and Pinot Noir grapes are beginning to turn from green to red. During the cycle of the vine it’s a very important moment. “Veraison” represents the transition from berry growth to berry ripening and means we are one step closer to the final product.
This process takes around 7 days, it depends of the sun exposure, climate, grapes varieties and the age of the vines. At Ashton Vineyard, we grow 2 grapes varieties and the Pinot Noir is more precocious than...

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