Cavaletti Vineyards Moorpark
WINE & VINEYARD ARTICLES
Reflections on winegrowing in the Southern California sun


Wine Enthusiast - The New Generation of Vintners Reviving Los Angeles’ Wine Heritage

September 1, 2021

The Los Angeles basin was California’s first wine country, with tens of thousands of vineyard acres and hundreds of wineries that quenched the state’s thirst from the 1830s [...]

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Late Summer Vineyard Update

August 15, 2021

We’ve been working with the Swayze Vineyard since 2015. It is a high-altitude, with hot weather, and constant wind. We have come to define the season by simply [...]

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Part 2 - Why We’ve Gone Native

July 1, 2021

Nature vs nurture. Tradition vs innovation. Discussion about winemaking techniques and the resulting wines usually break down into these two camps [...]

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Part 1 - Native Fermentation

June 10, 2021

The decision to use native yeasts or inoculating with selected yeasts is one of the things that divide winemakers into different camps based on their preference. There are good arguments for both sides [...]

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Vineyard Update

July 1, 2019

It is the first of July and we are excited by the abundance and quality of the fruit we are seeing in the vineyard this year. The above average rainfall and later than normal spring rains have increased vine health and vigor [...]

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Budburst approaching and frost danger

February 23, 2019

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Late Winter Rains Recharge Ventura County vineyards

February 20, 2019

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Grenache - under the radar alternative to Pinot Noir

February 19, 2019

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How do you know when to pick a wine grape?

February 15, 2019

One of the most common questions we get from customers is: "How do you know when is the best time to harvest your grapes?" The short answer is either "experience," [...]

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2018 Cavaletti Vineyards Grape Harvest - by the numbers

December 17, 2018

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Reflections on the 2018 Season

December 16, 2018

Our third harvest season will go down as the longest and most challenging so far. The annual grape harvest in our region normally lasts six weeks. It begins with harvesting Tempranillo for rosé [...]

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The 2018 Grape Harvest Has Begun!

August 9, 2018

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