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Life in the Vineyard During the Time of Covid

Walking out in the vineyard these days reminds me that life carries on in spite of what is going on for the “two leggeds”

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The Path to Cameron Wines

On the occasion of our 35th anniversary, I thought it would be interesting to document the path that led to Cameron wines. Here is part 1 in a 3-part series which explains the inspiration for Clos Electrique Blanc.

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a 100% tariff will devastate the wine industry

Sales of our wine literally rides on the coattails of French wine sales. If a 100% tariff is levied, it will devastate us like nothing seen since Prohibition.

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Navigating a Rainy Vintage

In 2019 significant rain fell early in the third week of September. So, when should we pick the grapes? Picking early will avoid botrytis infections but the fruit will be under ripe. Waiting through the rain will allow the fruit to ripen more fully but now risks inclusion of fungal infection.

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Irrigation: the oxycontin of viticulture

It makes everything feel good but it is terribly addictive and the health of the patient is always compromised. I am talking of course about irrigating vineyards in North America.

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Grafting (without the corruption)

In early winter, you can usually find the folks at Cameron Winery engaged in the “art” of grafting. If you want to know “the why” and “the how”, then please read on!

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Some unexpected effects of climate change

Global climate change is an obvious and real phenomenon. One of the ways it is manifesting itself in our vineyard is subtle and discomforting.

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A Primer on Pinot noir Genetics

Pinot noir is well known for consisting of a multitude of clones, which over the generations have been selected for desirable characteristics. In the 1950’s, agricultural science decided to “sanitize” the genome of many of these clones. The result was vigorous vines with large crops and wines with less character. The controversy over the use of indexed vines continues.

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Introducing 2014 Massale!

May we also suggest one of our 2015 single vineyard wines and or Nebbiolo for your holiday table?

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Jackson Pawlick 2001-2017

It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our best dog ever, Ms Jackson Pawlick.

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