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Images from our 2021 harvest

As of date, 09/30/2021 We have harvested all our Pinot Noir 1400 Lbs., Petite Sirah 4500 Lbs., Cab Sav 1142 Lbs., all the wines have completed the primary fermentation and are in the process of secondary fermentation in the tanks!  I believe a picture is worth a 1000 words! Quality is fantastic with amazing aroma & body, but, quantity will be limited.  We have both the Cab Franc & Petite Verdot still hanging, they will be harvested next week, they will conclude our 2021 harvest.  For all those who participated in this once a year experience, it was a pleasure  to  host you and share with you our passion!

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Captain Vineyards on our NBC local channel promoting sustainability!

      Wine institute & wine grape alliance commitment to sustainability and pressing members to use best practices in growing the grape and making the wine.  At Captain Vineyards, we have taken this issue very serious 15 years ago, when we started our business.  We spread the word about how important & fragile our natural resources are!   Enjoy  "live California" on NBC  

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California 'Family-Friendly' Wineries

Where to Find California Wineries with Fun for All | Wine Institute SAN FRANCICSO — Many moms and dads visit California wine country for much-needed “grown-up” time in one of the world’s most beautiful wine regions, but many don’t realize that dozens of the state’s wineries offer special activities and accommodations for kids. While adults sample the latest vintages, children can have their own fun tasting grape juice, romping in play areas, visiting with farm animals and playing outdoor games.   Before embarking on a fun family outing in California’s wine country, Wine Institute recommends that parents call ahead or check the winery website to make sure minors are welcome. Some don’t allow guests under age 21 due to liability concerns or preference. Once kids get the green light, they’ll be able to join you at the winery, and can often participate in vineyard and winery tours.  Among many wineries in California, Captain Vineyards of Contra Costa was featured   Captain Vineyards of Moraga, Contra...

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Happy 4th!

  Wishing all our family, friends and others a wonderful, peaceful and tranquil 4th of July.  This year more than many,  we have much to be grateful  for; simply weathering the pandemic that disrupted so many unfortunate ones. We are in the process of bottling our 2014 vintage Petite Sirah/Grenache, being called  “San Francisco Bay” This vintage spent 84 months in French Oak barrels, and will be available for purchase in 6- 9 months.  Sasha Captain was helping!! The 4th of July special:  If you come to the winery, Buy any 3 bottles and get the 4th of equivalent value for free. Currently watching our young clusters grow daily, and the vineyard looks wonderful, however, we still are under extreme...

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Spring at Captain Vineyards with Bud Burst

Spring brought a lot of new promise, not only our buds started burst with energy, but, the world is tip towing around COVID vaccine.   Our vineyard has been pruned & tied.  Two photos explains how we control our weed and what we do with last years shoots. We have been shredding since day one of our 15 year history managing our vineyard.  Our moto is to keep every bi product of our operation on site.  That includes keeping rain water collected and kept on site for future use in our vineyard.      Our amazing shredder We will wait for the new buds to grow about 5 inches before we will go out at each vine and select buds that...

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