Peter Cargasacchi

Santa Barbara County winegrower
Saying Farewell with an Old Myth for the Holidays

Saying Farewell with an Old Myth for the Holidays

As children everywhere look forward to a certain someone coming down their chimney this …

Dec 23, 2009
To Prune Now, or Prune Later?

To Prune Now, or Prune Later?

Weather predictions and the historical record affect decisions in the vineyard, including …

Dec 21, 2009
Cover Crops to the Rescue

Cover Crops to the Rescue

With winter rains already starting and more wet weather expected throughout the season, …

Dec 11, 2009
Preparing for a Wet Winter

Preparing for a Wet Winter

El Niño conditions are setting up that could mean dealing with excessive rainfall in …

Dec 4, 2009
The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Temperatures are approaching freezing in Santa Barbara County, so the heaters are on as …

Dec 1, 2009
Anticipating Winter's Dormancy

Anticipating Winter's Dormancy

As the temperatures in Santa Barbara County get closer and closer to freezing, the vines …

Nov 23, 2009
The Sweet End of Harvest

The Sweet End of Harvest

The late-harvest Pinot Grigio has finally been picked

Nov 13, 2009
Harvest Slows Down, But the Work Isn't Over Yet

Harvest Slows Down, But the Work Isn't Over Yet

Coping with coffee withdrawal while harvesting Mourvèdre and waiting for late-harvest Pinot …

Nov 9, 2009
Of Halloween and Harvest

Of Halloween and Harvest

Food-and-wine pairing, a lesson in terroir and vampires as night-time picking crew

Oct 30, 2009

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