Foundations in Farming at Epoch

Foundation in Farming at Epoch At Epoch, we are all about growing wine.  As such, we wanted to share with you the overarching concepts of our farming practices and the foundations of what makes Epoch’s wines so special. First let us share with you where it really...

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Paderewski: The Man Behind the Music

If you are lucky, you have met Jenna Rovenstine in our Tasting Room.  Besides being genuinely friendly, kind, and fun to talk wine with, she is incredibly informed in all things Paderewski.  Growing up in Paso Robles, Jenna always knew about “Paddy,” as he is a local...

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Paderewski: The Politician

If you are lucky, you have met Jenna Rovenstine in our Tasting Room.  Besides being genuinely friendly, kind, and fun to talk wine with, she is incredibly informed in all things Paderewski.  Growing up in Paso Robles, Jenna always knew about “Paddy,” as he is a local...

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Remembering the 2011 Vintage

At Epoch, we have just had our online release of our 2011 Syrah-based reds, and so I have the ‘11 vintage on my brain and palate. 2011 was a controversial vintage in the eyes of many wine writers, and there are many varied opinions on the...

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Zinfandel in a Nutshell

Zinfandel  Timeline 1829 - Imported from Austrian imperial nursery in Vienna by George Gibbs of Long Island 1832 - Gibbs took it to Boston and it was for sale at a nursery by the names Zenfendel/Zinfindal as a table grape! 1835 - 1845 introduced to California! 1878 - Became the most widely planted which lead...

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Inert Gas 101

What is an inert gas? How and why are inert gases used in winemaking? An inert gas is any gas that does not tend to chemically interact with other things. The main use of inert gas in the wine industry is to take up the space...

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Topping and a Bulldog

​Over time, all barrels lose a small percentage of their contents to the atmosphere. We call this the “angel’s share.” Air will eventually seep into the resulting space inside the barrel. This puts the wine at risk of spoilage either from the air itself or...

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The Year of Epoch Blogging!

Just like the majority of the walking, talking population of the U.S., Epoch Estate Wines makes New Year’s Resolutions.  Perhaps ours don’t involve eating less carbs or hitting the gym three times a week, but we certainly make note of areas where we excel and...

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Wine Spectator’s New World Wine Experience

Here is a video of me (Jordan) talking on an all women all Rhone winemaking panel at Wine Spectator's New World Wine Experience this October.  I felt extremely honored and lucky to have been asked to present Epoch's 2009 Veracity in front of wine aficionados...

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