Vineyard {511} Spring 2018 Newsletter
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Vineyard {511} Our Story
Greetings from Diamond Mountain!

Spring is here! Bud break has occurred at Vineyard {511} and with it the promise of warmer weather and a new harvest.

Ed and Irene Ojdana
Proprietors, Vineyard {511}
Vineyard {511} - New & Exciting
Our New State-of-the-art Natural Corks

M.A. Silva, an industry leader in cork manufacturing technology, has developed a state-of-the-art automated individual cork testing method to deliver 100% TCA-free inspected corks. Along with their proprietary cork cleaning processes, this cutting edge testing process inspects every single cork to detect any trace of cork taint. Winemakers now have access to the best of both worlds -- natural cork, the supreme guardian for wine, with an unprecedented quality control level that effectively eliminates the risk of cork taint.

We just bottled our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon with M.A. Silva's new TCA-inspected natural corks and will be using these corks going forward. We are always looking for innovative ways to preserve the quality and integrity of the wine we make.
Vineyard {511} - New State-of-the-art Natural Corks
Vineyard {511} - A Diamond in the Rough
A Diamond in the Rough

Curious to learn more about Vineyard {511} and hear our winemaker, Rob Lloyd, talk about our 2013 vintage? Check out our new video!

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Vineyard {511} Vineyard Update
Bud Break

Spring bud break marks the beginning of a vineyard's annual growth cycle. Buds actually appear during the summer of the previous growth cycle and turn brown during the winter dormancy. In spring, vines begin the process of bud break, and the first sign of green in the vineyard emerges in the form of tiny shoots.

After a combination of warm temperatures and relatively little winter rain, many Napa Valley vineyards saw an earlier bud break, as early as mid-February. The early bud break was followed by persistent sub-freezing temperatures and the threat of frost. However, our higher elevation vineyard remained clear of frost, and bud break at Vineyard {511} occurred in late March.
Vineyard {511} Bud Break - March 29, 2018
Fun Things
Premiere Napa Valley

On February 24, Ed and I poured our 2015 Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon at the 22nd annual Napa Valley Vintners Association (NVV) Premiere Napa Valley. Premiere, a barrel tasting and futures auction of wine, was held again this year at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). It raised more than $4.1 million to support the NVV's mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley.

Read more about the event here >>
Premiere Napa Valley 2018
Two Trips to the Jungle

Ed and I took time off from gazing at grape vines to gazing at the thick swinging vines in the foliage of tropical rain forests. Over the New Year's holidays and then again in February, we found ourselves in Central America among howler monkeys and crocodiles.

Read more about the event here >>
Belize Caracola 2018
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Vineyard {511} Events
Vineyard {511} Pouring Events
We will be pouring at the following events:

Uncorked at The Mondavi Center
Fri, Apr 13, 2018
UC Davis | Davis, CA

Manhattan Wine Auction 2018
Sat, Jun 9, 2018
Manhattan Country Club | Manhattan Beach, CA

Sun Valley Center for the Arts Wine Auction 2018
Thu, Jul 19 to Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Sun Valley, ID

Napa Valley Wine Library Association 2018 Annual Tasting
Sun, Aug 26, 2018
Silverado Resort and Spa | Napa, CA

See the most up-to-date list of events here >>
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