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Finally The 2022 Wine is In the Barrels

Our 2022 vintage has gone through primary fermentation in Bins,  All organic bi-product of the press is hauled into the Vineyard. Once the wine is liquid in tanks,  the secondary fermentation begins, it takes about two to three weeks long.  We racked the wine 3 times so far. The wine is ready to be gravity fed into barrels. We have acquired New French Oak of 5 x 500L & 3 x 225L barrels for the 2022 vintage. We prepare the barrels to receive the wine, Sasha Captain, age 4.5 Years, is helping, she spend many hours with Sal, making sure all the barrels are ready to receive the wine. Sasha is very proud of her excellent workman ship! The final...

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The Message in the bottle is Sustainability

Captain Vineyards is a winery in Moraga, California that is dedicated to sustainability. Many rave about the winery’s bold reds and beautiful views, but their green operations are also causing a commotion amongst viticulturalists, environmentalists, and wine-lovers alike. Their consistent efforts to decrease waste have been acknowledged for eight years by the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. And everything that is uprooted from the land is returned. This means 100% of organic materials – pruning clippings, grape skins, seeds, and stems – are recycled. In fact, Captain Vineyards is proud that they no longer require a green waste container because of this initiative. Captain Vineyards began dry farming its 3,500 vines in 2007. All water used in the cleaning and...

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