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Lucire: A family vineyard with heart

A Family Vineyard with Heart

Lucire | By Elyse Glickman | Feb 25, 2019 | Original article

VOLANTE Elyse Glickman visits Palmaz Vineyards, a family-owned and run property that blends tradition with technology, aided by geology and a gift for winemaking.  PHOTOGRAPHED BY THE AUTHOR AND COURTESY PALMAZ VINEYARDS

Wine Soundtrack: The Fusion of Tradition and Technology

The Fusion of Tradition and Technology

February 16, 2019 | Wine Soundtrack | Original Link

Julio and Amalia Palmaz have always believed that if given the proper attention and care, their land can produce excellent wine for generations. Along with their children, Florencia and Christian Gastón (and Christian’s wife, Jessica Louise), they set about creating a winery that leverages tradition and technology in the service of crafting great vintages. The result is a 600-acre estate with 64 acres of vineyards that produce truly modern vintages, thanks to the technology harnessed in support of the art of winemaking.

The Wine Atelier Podcast feat. Palmaz Vineyards

The Wine Atelier Podcast #14: feat. Palmaz Vineyards

February 13, 2019 | Stephanie Miskew | ORIGINAL ARTICLE

There’s nothing better than curling up on a chilly Winter night with Steve and the puppies, a good movie (like Bohemian Rhapsody – AMAZING!) and a nice bottle of red wine. And if you’re also a fan of indulging in delicious, full-bodied red wines this time of year, you won’t want to miss my timely podcast interview with Christian Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards, which is home to some of my favorite Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Wherever Family: A Family Vineyard with Heart

A Family Vineyard with Heart

Wherever Family | by Elyse Glickman | Jan 16, 2019 | Original ARTICLE

Napa is a celebrated romantic destination for Valentine’s Day (or President’s Day weekend and wedding anniversaries, for that matter). And what’s there not to love? The best-known wine production in America has going for it fantastic, spring-like weather, first-class dining, and a refined and sophisticated mix of familiar and emerging wineries. In fact, Napa Valley in some years has had more tourists populate its fields than Disneyland. For couples planning quality downtime, those crowds can deflate the romance factor.

A simple solution to the crowd issue is to take the road less traveled, and, for wine lovers, that means seeking out wineries a bit more hidden. That philosophy worked for Julio and Amalia Palmaz, regular vistors to Napa who loved the idea of winemaking so much they decided to relocate and purchase a winery in the 1990s. They happened upon a late 19th-century home in Coombsville (in Napa’s southern reaches) surrounded by 600 acres of land draped over Mount George. While 60 of those acres were ideal for the cultivation of grapes (particularly Cabernet Sauvignon), the couple discovered they uncovered a long lost piece of Napa’s winery history.

Wine Enthusiast: How Gravity-Flow Wineries are Taking Grapes to New Heights

How Gravity-Flow Wineries are Taking Grapes to New Heights

Wine Enthusiast | By Jessica Kelly | Jan 8, 2019 | Original Article

Somewhere between industrialized winemaking and the full-on natural/no-intervention movement, there are a growing number of producers using the environment—and more importantly, gravity—to refine their winemaking technique. Many believe that removing pumps or motors from the winemaking process preserves better fragrance and flavor. Some wineries have even gone so far as to build their facilities underground or on sloped land to bypass machinery and let gravity better work its magic.

Napa Valley Life Q&A on Coombsville AVA

Q&A with Christian Palmaz – Napa Valley Life on Coombsville AVA

What sets Coombsville apart from the rest of Napa both from a community and a terroir perspective?

Recipes from Napa: Carbonada Stew

Winter is here and we have settled into a cozy cycle of drizzle, and fog in Napa. I cherish quiet winter evenings with the fireplace going and the family is tucked indoors for the evening. On these nights I like to prepare comfort foods: stews, chilis, and roasts. One stew that is a favorite in our house is the Argentine Classic Carbonada. Traditionally in the winter, it is served inside a pumpkin and is the perfect dish to use any left over fall pumpkins.

Robb Report: Wine Wonder

GENIUS at Work: Wine Wonder

Robb Report | By Janice O’Leary | December 2018 Issue

Growing up on his family’s vineyard in Napa Valley, Christian Palmaz knew exactly what he wanted to be: a winemaker.  But after apprenticing, he learned he couldn’t quite read the wines the way a winemaker should.  But that didn’t stop him from wanting to help make a great wine.  He turned to his other passion instead, computer science.  –continue reading below–

State of the Art Vision Sorting System

State of the Art Vision Sorting System | by Christian Palmaz

The 2018 Vintage marks a breakthrough for Palmaz Vineyard’s grape sorting capability.  In 2003 we developed a unique 3-axis vibratory conveyor that aided our team of sorters to visually identify and remove any deficient berries.  Quite the tedious task, at the time this was the penultimate method for ensuring only the best fruit made it to the fermenter.  However after several hours, even the most fastidious succumb to quality affecting fatigue.  Finally technology has caught up with the capabilities of human dexterity and visual comprehension.

First Shipments of the Ranch Subscription are On the Way!

First Shipment of the Ranch Subscription ARE going out today!

All of us at the Brasas Food and Wine Society are very excited to see the Fed Ex truck arrive and take away our first shipments of our 100% grass-fed wagyu beef raised on the ranch. The first 131 customers will be receiving their shipments in the next few days.