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The Grape Escape: How Flooding and Excessive Rainfall Affect Grapevines

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.

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St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef Recipe

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.

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Defining terroir

Defining terroir

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.

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