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    December 15, 2011

    2011: A Year in Review

    2011 on our mountain-top vineyard has been defined by five words: cool, wet, late and surprisingly good.

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    November 21, 2011

    It's a wrap!

    On Wednesday morning November 16, we brought in the final eight tons of cabernet sauvignon, took the photo at left of our vineyard crew and winemaking team, and officially called the 2011 harvest a wrap.

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    September 23, 2011

    20 Wine Experts Taste 20 Years of Pride

    Age Worthy? Big Reds Put to the Test Pride Mountain Vineyards Looks Back at 20 Years

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    September 19, 2011

    20 Years of Pride by the Numbers

    One historic ranch, older than the two counties it straddles - Napa and Sonoma. The first grapes were planted 142 years ago in 1869. When Jim and Carolyn Pride purchased the property in 1989, the then 170 acre ranch contained 45 acres of vineyard. Today, the ranch is 240 acres with 86 planted acres of vineyard.

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    September 9, 2011

    2011 Vintage Kicks Off!

    Harvest 2011 began today at the top of Spring Mountain, with a scant 1400 pounds of chardonnay from a small, sunny section of our Mountain Top block. While our main block of chardonnay will require an additional two weeks of hang time, these petite, succulent clusters are ready to go. These grapes are a Burgundian selection of chardonnay, clone 96, known for low yield and intense aromatics.

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    August 2, 2011

    Steve Pride's 20 Year Retrospective

    Our first vintage as a winery was 1991 which means that we are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year. It therefore seems appropriate to indulge in a stroll down memory lane as well as to reflect on where we are and where we are going.

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    May 26, 2011

    2011 Auction Napa Valley Excitement!

    It’s the week before the Napa Valley Vintners' annual Auction Napa Valley, which is always one of the highlights of the year for me. In addition to our annual candlelight dinner in the caves for top bidders next week, I am really looking forward to the barrel auction next Friday.

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    May 20, 2011

    Carolyn Pride at the 2011 Nantucket Wine Festival

    Founder Carolyn Pride made a rare public appearance at the Eleventh Annual Nantucket Food and Wine Festival. She is shown above assisting her daughter, Suzanne Pride Bryan, pouring at the Harbor Gala at The White Elephant on Thursday, May 19, 2011 .

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    January 10, 2011

    January 2011 Vineyard Update

    With the 2010 Harvest put to bed, our attention shifts to the vineyards and to preparation for 2011. Vines must be pruned, jute and straw laid down to protect our vulnerable hillsides from erosion from the winter’s rains, and we prepare to replant two of our lesser-known vineyard blocks with newly grafted vines.

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