During the last 4.5 years I have been visiting, tasting and reviewing Napa wineries (The Napa Wine Project). This project to date has reached 3500+ hours, 620 visits, tastings and reviews; eventually I have to write a book about this unique experience. During the project I met Emil Tedeschi, owner of Tedeschi Family Winery and I have been working here when I’m in town for the past several years. Emil makes excellent wines (lower alchohal, food friendly red wines) with a production of around 300 cases (almost as small as you will find anywhere in Napa). Typically you can only find the wine in Napa at several high end restaurants.
Working here during harvest is always exciting, this is as hands on a winery experience as you can find. The winery is full of fermenting lots of various varietals, and more grapes come in every week. There is always something to do at a winery any time of the year but but around harvest its especially busy – pumpovers, punch downs, taking sugar samples, acidity, ph, temperatures etc.
Coming to the valley and are interested in wine or helping out at a small winery, drop me a note. We’ve had a steady stream of International visitors come through this year.
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