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Autumn in California Wine Country

Autumn has arrived in California Wine Country, and once again I am struck by how incredibly beautiful it is here at this time of year.  The air actually smells like wine as the harvest gets underway, and there is a … Continue reading

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Summer in Sonoma

Sonoma and Napa Counties are a wonderful place to spend the summer. The weather is usually in the mid 80’s during the afternoon, but fog gently covers the landscape most mornings and some evenings.  This is especially the case in Carneros and Sonoma Coast … Continue reading

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May and Senioritis Runs Rampant

May came quite fast this year, and on May 1 were we treated to the first 80 degree weather of the year in Sonoma County.  Hurray!  There are only three weeks of class left before Final’s Week.  Graduation is on … Continue reading

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April Brings BudBreak

Budbreak in the vineyards arrived especially late this year in Sonoma County.  In my hobby vineyard, which is located in the cooler climate of the Petaluma Gap – just like SSU, the first pale green buds with their pink tips … Continue reading

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Shamrocks in the Vineyards and Other Green Rites of March

March came in smiling this year in Sonoma County with much sunshine and bright green grass on the hillsides.  The vineyards are still dormant, but I am beginning to see more clover (shamrocks) as a cover crop between my vines.  … Continue reading

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February – Classes Commence and Mustard and Valentines Adorn Our Vineyards

February is upon us, and at SSU this means new classes are starting.  The first few weeks are always hectic as students are jostling to find seats in our crowded classrooms.  Due to budget cuts, we have less seats.  However, … Continue reading

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Welcome to a New Year at SSU

January 2011 is upon us, and I believe that this will be a wonderful and exciting new year!  After weeks of cold and rain, the month of January is starting bright and sunny.  Classes don’t resume until Jan. 31, so … Continue reading

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