Epoch’s Original Logo: Much More Than an Ambigram

Today we want to pay homage to our original logo and the artist who first breathed life into our brand name.  This bold interpretation of Epoch was created by Steve Koloskus, a dear friend of our (the Armstrong) family, in 2006.  Though we loved (and...

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Licking Rocks: An Epoch Pastime

I’m gonna fill you in on a little known secret about our Epoch family… We love to lick rocks. Geology 101 style. I don’t know about you, but I distinctly remember that awkward feeling of being a college freshman...

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Pruning with Purpose!

Canopy management.  It is something all winemakers have to think about and maintain, but what does it look like?  Kyle Gingras, our rockstar Vineyard Manager, gives us an inside look at this topic with a specific example of pruning a few blocks of Syrah...

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Adelaide Levanway’s Miraculous Entry into this World…

Today we want to offer a delayed introduction to the newest member of our Epoch team!  Sweet Adelaide Levanway came into the world in an unexpected but quite miraculous fashion on June 5th of this year.  Two days before her birth, her momma, Katelen, our...

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Happy Birthday, Paderewski!

Born on November 6th, 1860, here are six of our favorite facts about this amazing Pianist, Prime Minister, and Paso Roblan. He was the first ever solo pianist to play Carnegie Hall. He was the first Prime Minister of Poland – appointed in 1919. That same year he signed...

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Vessels…Oak!

Puncheons/Hogsheads/Barriques French oak Barrels Since Epoch’s first vintage in 2007, French oak puncheon fermentation has played a big role in our winemaking.  In addition to fermenting in puncheons, we age in puncheons, mid-sized barrels (referred to sometimes as hogshead or cognac barrels) and traditional 60-gallon barrels (which...

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Vessels…Concrete Tulips!

What do we have here?? Italian concrete aging tanks (shaped like tulips) that we purchased specifically for the new winery About these tulip shaped tanks...

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Vessels…Concrete Eggs!

What is a concrete egg?? A concrete tank in the shape of an egg! Yes, the concrete obsession continues, but why in the world do we use tanks shaped as eggs? Used for fermentation and aging of white wines and aging of reds. We have been using...

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Vessels, vessels, and more vessels: Amphora

By fermenting and aging in different shaped vessels made from various materials, we learn more about our wines, winemaking in general, and we actually understand traditional barrel aging better.  There will probably never be a perfect recipe of which wine to place in exactly which...

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