Vineyard {511} Summer 2016 Newsletter
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Greetings from Diamond Mountain!  We hope you're having a great summer! 

We've redesigned our newsletter to update you about some of the events we've attended and about our vineyard. We hope you like our new look.

Ed and Irene Ojdana
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Vineyard {511} Fun Things
Auction Napa Valley raised $14.3 million

Ed and I spent several days partying at the Napa Valley Vintners Auction Napa Valley to help raise $14.3 million for Napa charities, so there's no guilt attached for having such a good time.

Saturday, the day of the big Auction on Meadowood's fairway, Ed and I served our 2012 Vineyard {511} Diamond Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon at our table during the auction, as well as at the table for the dinner under the stars, which followed. The dinner was prepared by Argentina's celebrity chef Francis Mallmann.

Read more about the Auction here >>
Auction Napa Valley 2016
Notre Dame Family Wine Academy

On May 19, my daughter and I, both Notre Dame University alumni, attended the launch of the Notre Dame Family Wine Academy in Napa, at the Westin Hotel. The wines across the board were fantastic and showed a wide range of varietals and regions, but also showed the quality and pride that Notre Dame alumni put into their businesses and products.

For me, one of the highlights of the event was meeting Brian Kelly, Head Coach of the Notre Dame football team, who spoke at the event. He talked about developing football players, not just as athletes, but as people--the essence of a good education.

Read more about the event here >>
Notre Dame Family Wine Academy Dinner
UC Davis Winkler Dinner

Ed and I attended the 16th annual Winkler Dinner last Saturday, at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Food and Wine at UC Davis. It was put on by DEVO, the student-run department of the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Organization, as a fundraiser to award scholarships for international internships and to sponsor group exursions to study wine regions throughout the world.

Read more about the event here >>
2016 UC Davis Winkler Dinner
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Vineyard {511} Our Vineyard
Following bud break on March 22nd, our cabernet sauvignon vines began the flowering of small petal clusters that were then pollinated and fertilized.  Almost immediately, a seed was formed and then a grape berry (a process known as "fruit set"), to protect the seed, growing from tiny green spheres to something more recognizable as clusters.

We are looking forward to observing the beautiful colors of veraison, the onset of ripening when the grapes grow in size, their color changes from green to purple, and their hard berries soften as they gain sugars in mid- to - late July.

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Vineyard Update
Vineyard {511} Events
Vineyard {511} Pouring Events
We will be pouring at the following events:

Sun Valley Wine Auction
Thu, Jul 21, 2016 - Sat, Jul 23, 2016
Sun Valley, ID

2016 St. Francis Yacht Club Vintner's Night
Tue, Aug 9, 2016
St. Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, CA

54th Annual Napa Valley Wine Library Tasting
Sun, Aug 14, 2016
The Grove at Silverado Resort & Spa, Napa, CA

Family Winemakers San Francisco Wine Tasting
Sun, Aug 21, 2016
Pier 27, San Francisco, CA

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