Tag Archives: Gravenstein

• Cult Winemaker, Kistler, Strives for Finesse

Cult Winemaker, Kistler, Strives for Finesse

OUT here in Sonoma County south of the Russian River, where a rolling ocean of vineyards surrounds a few surviving Gravenstein apple orchards, the growing season is typically long and warm. Grapes customarily bask in the ripening sun until they practically burst with sweetness. The challenge is to prevent the grapes from ripening too much. […]