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Protecting our Most Precious Resource

Protecting our most Precious Resource | April 22, 2020 (Earth Day) | By Christian Palmaz

Driving into Palmaz Vineyards takes our visitors roughly a mile through the puzzle like lower vineyard parcels until they reach the winery carved into Mt. George.  Along the way, guests sometimes notice the small purple signs in the vineyards, “This area is irrigated with recycled water.”  Although during our tours, we normally make only mention of the winery’s net-zero water consumptive design, it often takes a backseat to the more wine facing innovations seen throughout the winery.  However on Earth Day, we’d like to take a moment and highlight how Palmaz Vineyards has gained this prestigious status of net-zero water consumption.  

The Palmaz Winery is situated inside the delicate and important MST (Milliken-Sarco-Tulucay) groundwater subarea.  Many years ago the MST was identified to be potentially in danger of overuse.  Increasing demand from homes, golf courses, and vineyard irrigation tap directly into this water source while drought weather patterns didn’t help with replenishment.  The Hagen Creek, which runs down from Mt. George through the Palmaz Estate, was identified as an important contributor to the MST during the development of the property.  

The Wine Stream – Ep 4 – The Somm’s Catnip

The Wine Stream – The Somm’s Catnip

Episode 4 | April 15, 2020 | Special Guest Tony Pitts from One market

On this episode of the Wine Stream we sip the unique terroir of our 1,200′ Mt George Riesling, discuss VIGOR’s latest advances in vineyard irrigation, and check in with top Sommelier Tonya Pitts from SF’s One Market.

The Wine Stream – Ep 3 – The Extended Table

The Wine Stream – The Extended Table

Episode 3 | April 8, 2020 | Special Guest Dr. Julio Palmaz

Hosted both from Palmaz Vineyards and sister property Genesee Valley Ranch, the Wine Stream this week opens back vintage Brasas, shares ideas on how to extend your table to friends and family, and features special guest Dr. Julio Palmaz talking about wine and health!

The Wine Stream – Ep 2 – Thirsty Thirteens

The Wine Stream – Thirsty Thirteens

Episode 2 | April 1, 2020 | Special Guest Sean beck @ H Town Restaurant Group

This week on The Wine Stream, we go back in time to 2013, the driest vintage in Napa’s history that produced extraordinary wines.  Special guest Sean Beck talks about wine pairing with traditional Mexican flavors like mole and guacamole.  So grab a glass, uncork your favorite bottle of Palmaz, and join the conversation.

The Wine Stream – Ep 1 – Emotional Support Wine

The Wine Stream – Emotional Support Wine

Episode 1 | March 25, 2020 | Special Guest Crystl Horton @ Del Frisco’s New York

Welcome to the first episode of a fun little series we call The Wine Stream.  Although we are closed to visitors during the COVID-19 pandemic, we thought why not bring a little Palmaz to you.  So grab a glass, uncork your favorite bottle of Palmaz, and join the conversation.

Palmaz Vineyard’s COVID-19 Response

Dear Friends of Palmaz Vineyards,

The Wine Life: What I Am Drinking Now…

THE WINE LIFE | What I am Drinking Now…Cedar Knoll | Dec 26, 2019 | By Stanley Browne | Original Article

Founded in 1881 by Henry Hagen, a young entrepreneur who headed west in the 1850s amid the Gold Rush, Cedar Knoll Vineyard and Winery quickly established itself as notable, serving wine to San Francisco’s finest and even winning a silver medal for Hagen’s brandy in 1889 at the World’s Fair in Paris. The winery, one of Napa’s first, occupied the southern end of Napa along Mount George, on some 450 acres of hillside.

Grape: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc

Iconic Hour Podcast: Palmaz Vineyards

Iconic Hour Podcast | Host Renee Layman Dee | Dec 18, 2019 | ORIGINAL LINK

“Meet Christian Palmaz, CEO of Palmaz Vineyards in Napa Valley. We discuss the history of Palmaz Vineyards and innovation in the wine industry. Christian shares some insight into building Palmaz Vineyards as a family business with a family atmosphere, traveling to various wine destinations, his favorite bottle of wine and what it’s like being a part of their wine club.”

Hong Kong Tatler: Asian Millennials are the Dream Market the Wine Industry has Been Waiting For

Asian Millennials are the Dream Market the Wine Industry has Been Waiting For

HONG KONG TATLER | By Sarah Heller, MW | Nov 1, 2019 | Original Article

So often it’s assumed the appreciation of wine is a skill and pleasure that comes later in life, but Asian millennials are turning the notion on its head.

2019 Harvest Report

2019 Harvest Report | By Christian Palmaz

As of Oct 25, 2019

Looking back on 2019, I believe we will remember this vintage as the year of worry.  Perhaps still in shock from the fires of 2017 and 2018, 2019 felt like it got off on the wrong foot.  With bud break already about 1 week later than 2018, we were encouraged by April’s warming trend and significant sun exposure.  Although the trend appeared to be transitioning smoothly into summer with soils drying out, May brought more than a week straight of significant soaking downpours, cold temperatures, and cloud cover.  Check out the interactive weather chart below.