Monday, August 6, 2018

Organic Curious? Rare Napa Organic Vineyard Tour with Ivo Jeramaz from Grgich Hill Estate, August 31

Looking for a special way to see Napa through the eyes of an organic vineyard expert?

It's rare that the vineyard manager of a major Napa winery leads a tour and tasting but book now to attend a special event at Grgich Hills Estate at the end of this month. Only 20 seats are available.

The tour takes visitors to the winery's American Canyon vineyard, one of five that make up Grgich's 365 acres of organic estate vines. Though everything is grown and certified organically grown, Mike Grgich likes to refer to this as "natural farming."

Tickets ($175) include the tour, tastings, and a box brunch. After brunch, the tour concludes with a tour of the cellars.

I've been on a similar tour with Jeramaz in the past and can only say he is one of the best people in Napa to take a tour with. Grgich Hills is by far the largest organic vineyard owner in Napa and is a leader in sharing knowledge widely with the grower community at large. (Ivo gave one of the best lectures at the 2016 Napa Organic Winegrowers conference, an event sponsored by the Napa Valley Grapegrowers).

Here's Ivo talking about the winery's organic vineyards and why they choose to farm this way.

The tour is a great way to see and experience what makes an organic vineyard special and to get all your questions about this way of farming answered by an friendly, approachable expert.

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