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.
TJ, Valeta and the Clos de la Tech team hope to Lessen
your burden a bit during these uncertain times.
Dear Clos de la Tech Fans:
Though we may be "stuck at home", the vineyards do not wait. They are
ready to start the 2020 growing season as we continue to pursue our goal
to make the Best Pinot Noir in the New World. Here are some ideas, that
we hope you will like and enjoy.
For members and non-members, all wine purchases of 2 bottles or more will receive 1¢ shipping. Tell your friends and family to stock up, hold tight, and Skype-toast or FaceTime-toast to Pinot Noir, uncompromised.
Pick-Up orders of 3 bottles or more from The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company will receive a complimentary handcrafted cheese and charcuterie gift basket. Each gift basket will have cheese and meats specifically paired for enjoying CDLT Pinot Noir at its fullest.
Pick-Up orders of 4 bottles or more will receive a complimentary 375ml bottle of Bespoken Spirits Whiskey. A technologically marvelous whiskey. For more information, please visit Bespokenspirits.com
Online orders of 3 bottles or more will receive a complimentary wine tasting voucher for you and a guest, for a flight of Clos de la Tech Pinot Noir at The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company. A great way to have something to really look forward to!
Club members will receive a complimentary half bottle of Domaine Valeta "Nebbiolo" for every friend or family member who places an online order at closdelatech.com or at hmbwineandcheese.com.
Club de la Tech Wine Club releases will continue as usual, and based on your preference, they will be shipped to your location or held for pick-up at The Half Moon Bay Wine & Cheese Company. We are currently getting our Spring shipment ready. Look for our email with more information the first week of April.
We look forward to the time when we can offer all the amazing experiences that have made our Pinot Noir wines so special to you. In the meantime, please enjoy and feel free to share these special offers with friends and family!