Winemaking

A View Back on Harvest

In 2013 we were extremely lucky to have Samantha Amberg join the team as a harvest intern.  Sam was a joy to work with, always, and has kindly shared her reminiscence of harvest 2013. Harvest “Wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.” -Andre Simon The California sun is… Read More

Harvest 2013 recap

There are few instances in life when everything just seems to come together perfectly.  I’m happy to share that the harvest of 2013 was one of those instances. Mother nature smiled upon us and gave us perfect weather and allowed us a long and leisurely harvest. The 2013 harvest got underway with some Sauvignon Blanc… Read More

Bottling

Ah summertime, when the skies are blue, the vines are green and bottling is in the air.  I’m extremely pleased to report that the 2011 Buccella wines are now resting peacefully in bottle; ready to be labeled and aged until they are released into your hands next spring. When people ask me what’s my favorite… Read More

Blending

‘How do you come up with the blend each year?’  It’s the question that gets to the heart of our winemaking at Buccella. Our goal is to produce wines that are complex, layered and rich.В  We want wines that compel you to put your nose back into the glass, again and again.В  Each sniff, each… Read More

Bud break

Bud break has started in the Napa Valley, the time when the vines awaken from their winter slumber.  This signals the official beginning of the 2013 season and the perfect way to begin our brand-new Buccella Blog page where I plan on keeping you updated with what’s happening in the vineyards, in the winery, and… Read More