Understanding the Vines Category

La Rioja Grape Varietals

This video was made at  Castillo de Maetierra located within the physical region of La Rioja- Rioja Baja, yet considered outside of the Denomination of La Rioja. It is located in Calahorra, a region predominantly known for vegetables and fruit production. Video 1 of 2, Special thanks to Raul Acha, Enologist and Technical Director of […]

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Have you ever wondered if you could plant a grape seed and from it, a vine would grow?

Normally, this is something that as curious children we do with seeds.  In fact, I believe my father has some grape vines outside his home that were planted in this exact way. Yes, technically, you can grow a vine out of a grape seed; however, the grape produced will be different from the grape you […]

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Espergura or debudding of Vaso and Espaldera style of Vines, La Rioja

Around the end of April, beginning of May, is the time of year that this is done in vineyards in Spain.  An espergura, or debudding, is the cleaning of the vines; this basically means selecting which shoots to keep and then removing the rest. In this case, we did this to a vaso-style (goblet)type of […]

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