The Grape Escape: How Flooding and Excessive Rainfall Affect Grapevines
Flooding and excessive rainfall can have a significant impact on vineyards and grapevines, affecting soil health and nutrient absorption. The Sunstone Estate in California’s Santa Ynez Valley in one of these 100-year floods zones. Let’s explore the negative effects of heavy rains and how a healthy cover crop can prevent soil erosion and nutrient loss.
What Makes Up an Exceptional Vintage
An exceptional grape-growing season can be the most impactful factor in a winery’s year-to-year success.
St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Recipe
The holiday season is in full swing, and party planning is on everyone’s mind! If you haven’t started planning your holiday dinner yet, don’t worry. To save you time and money, we’ve created this specially-curated four-course meal plan (plus a bonus dessert recipe!) with perfect wine pairings by Sunstone winemaker and trained chef, Brittany Rice.
What makes Santa Ynez Valley a premier wine grape growing region?
The Santa Ynez Valley is a prime region for growing wine grapes thanks to the transverse Santa Ynez Mountain range and the valley’s south-facing orientation.
Terroir (pronounced /terˈwär/) is a French term used widely in the wine industry and refers to the unique combination of environmental factors that give a particular place its distinctive character and flavor, such as soil, climate, and topography.
Four-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner with Sunstone Wine Pairings
Valentine’s Day is approaching, and we have the perfect wines to make your evening extra special. If you’re cooking an intimate meal at home with your significant other, we can help you save time and focus on your evening together.