Sky Vineyards

7079351391 1500 Lokoya Road
Napa, CA 94558
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Sky Vineyards is a fourteen-acre vineyard and small family winery nestled between the crown of Mt. Veeder and the expansive sky. Planted at an elevation of 2100 feet and on the eastern-facing hillside, the Zinfandel and Syrah grapevines ripen under full sun and fog-cooled evenings into intense berries. The reddish volcanic soil and unique physical characteristics of Sky produce a unique wine that reflects where it was grown and the care and attention it receives at every step of the process. Sky Vineyards strives to incorporate sustainable practices into the cultivation of the vines and operation of the winery. Responsible practices include use of permanent cover crops, dry farming, promotion of bird and beneficial insects, and use of organic or low impact pesticides and fertilizers. The resulting intensely flavored fruit is then hand-harvested and fermented in open top one-ton bins. Punch down is performed by hand three times per day. After fermentation, it is pressed in a traditional basket press and Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Ferrari-Carano Vineyards & Winery Sky High Pinot Noir Mendocino Ridge 2007


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    Wine review by cypop

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  • Thought some of you might be interested in this article I came across this afternoon. Any thoughts?Cheers,Adam Read More

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  • One of my favorite things about the Wine Bloggers Conference is that attendees have the opportunity to visit nearby wine country. This year's Wine Bloggers Conference was held in Portland, Ore., and being a finalist and winner of the Best New Wine Blog award during the conference gave me the privilege of being invited on some incredible pre- and... Read More

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  • @Katzpheno... food/wine sounds Lovely!This is what I am drinking... just visited the winery in santa cruz mountains today.  OMG... crazy road up, but this is wine up in the sky, literally! Excellent Pinotage... I have only had S. African pinotage, and was not crazy about this grape, which is a cross between pinot noir and cinsault.  This one was... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • So what’s the deal and why would you age something that is already so freaking delicious? Well, maybe you shouldn’t. Just sayin’…Riesling does age very well and for a long time, that we all know and understand. But what exactly does very well mean? If you like your Riesling full of petrol aromas with a lean, focused feel and salty minerality, th... Read More

    From the article Riesling Ages for Ages, Top Wine Swillers Say

  • I am looking to join a mail order wine club to increase my options of tasing more wine. Is anyone a member of a quality club they would reccomend? At this time I have not limited my search to a particular region or varietal. Read More

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  • Sky Vineyards Syrah Mt. Veeder 2005


    Like the fruity mouth but a little thin on finish. Read More

    Wine review by jshimkin

  • Fort Berens Estate Winery Pinot Gris British Columbia Vqa 2010


    Although the juice is currently sourced from Black Sage Vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, this product of a new and exotic Lillooet BC operation will soon draw on local produce from a 20 acre planting in the hot southern Fraser Canyon. The wine has an appealing spice and peach nose with tropical honey notes. On the palate, there is that pinch... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden

  • As expected, I tried quite a few Santa Barbara wines this weekend and came out with some good finds. Here's the run down of the first day, i'll have to continue on with day two later on.Jaffurs - This was our first stop on the way up, it wasn't a great time to visit as their better/best 2008 wines were sold out, but everything they put out is ve... Read More

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