In 2005, all of the fruit from our Domaine Lois Louise was lost to cold weather, and we began investigating ways to protect the vines. We have been working on a labor-intensive solution that involves stretching plastic wrap around both sides of the vines, enclosing them in a pseudo-greenhouse. We wrap some sections of the vineyard and leave others unwrapped, to serve as a control in case there is bad weather so that we can compare the progress of the wrapped vs. un-wrapped vines.
In 2011, with the cold, wet weather during fruit set, we were able to show that the wrapped vines had twice as many berries as the unwrapped vines. This is a small win, but exciting. We know that we do not yet have enough data to conclude the extent of the experiment so we will continue it for the next few years.
Join the Party; hosted by Elizabeth Benney at The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company. Elizabeth will taste through and discuss the five fabulous wines from our 2013 vintage paired perfectly with five cheeses.
After the video totally inspires you to have a tasting of your own, we created a kit just for you. It's fun, easy and a great way to spend an afternoon.
Your kit includes the five 2013 vintage wines, the five paired cheeses, the vintage placemat with the suggested order in which to taste the wines, and our takeaway brochure that describes each of the five wines and the story behind each of the five cheeses.
Below is a description of the wines:
Domaine du Docteur Rodgers: Classic, five-star Pinot Noir, prized, intense, rich and luscious.