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We're Cruising Through Harvest

Yes, I was in the Rutherford vineyard at 4:00 a.m. last Thursday, the first pick of the morning.  Even though the crop this year throughout the Valley was small, we were able to pick up a second block and harvest 4.5 tons.

In addition, our new winemaker, Bryan Avila, moved our production to a new custom crush facility that boasts the latest in sorting technology. The optical scanner identifies anything that isn’t a grape and blows it right off the belt, as in "bye, Felicia!

The current heat spike has moved things into high gear around the valley, so tomorrow morning we bring in our Diamond Mountain fruit. The brix are perfect, and as Bryan says, "The aromatics are going to be crazy good!" 

We are very excited about this year’s crop, including the addition of Mt. Veeder and Stagecoach Vineyard (Atlas Peak) fruit.

By the way, if you are on Vivino, you can now view our wines online.  Also, if you are a fan of our wines, please rate them.


We'll be cruising from Singapore to Hong Kong November 18-December 2nd.

Sonoma-Napa Wine Cruises has asked us to host an amazing wine cruise aboard the small luxury liner, the Azamara Quest, along with our winemaker and professor of enology, Bryan Avila. We are so excited to share this adventure with like-minded travellers.  If you are interested, check it out.  There's always room for more!





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Check out this million dollar piece of equipment, the optical sorter.


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Please visit our website to view our four new releases.

Our mission is to make wine from grapes that want to whisper where they came from: beginning with the delicate smoke and blackberry of Diamond Mountain, to the earth and scarlet notes of fabled Rutherford dust.

These elegant ladies require delightful consideration to appreciate all their nuances, so we approach them with sensitive winemaking techniques so they may express their quality and pedigree beautifully where they belong, at home in your glass.

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Frisson Wines

      Napa, California 95476

      Tel: 713-202-1050



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