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Ruby Hill Winery
April 19, 2024 | Ruby Hill Winery

April in the Vineyard

Spring has settled in across our estate vineyard. Everywhere you look, you see the verdant signs of fresh growth, as the trees blossom and the birds sing. Come with us through this photo gallery to see the beauty of the estate at one of our favorite times of day: sunrise. 

The early buds and leaves of this Sangiovese give just a hint of what this vine will look like in its full growth later this year. 

The neat rows of vines wait patiently in the cloudy dawn. The colder, rainier spring has given our vines the boost they need to send out their shoots, forming vines, leaves, and buds.

Our Sauvignon Blanc vines grow ambitiously; from week to week they will continue growing up and out until they tower over us.

A ray of light catches the perfect shape of this early Petite Sirah bud, emulating the shape of a grape cluster. 

Some of our vineyard blocks, like this Chardonnay, are already well-dressed in a robe of green leaves, growing fast and vibrantly. 

Other blocks take their time. This beautiful block of Barbera grows at its own pace, spending this season soaking in the nutrients and sunlight it needs to produce fruit later on. 

Because of how we prune our vineyard, some vines in these early stages stand above the rest, a banner of green growth that will soon be joined by the ambitious shoots around it. 

There is something fresh and special about this season, where precious new life springs from old vines. 

We are excited to see what the future holds for the 2024 harvest, but there’s a long way to “grow” still!

Thank you for taking a virtual walk with us. If you would like to experience our estate vineyard in person and get a peek behind the scenes at our production cellar, we recommend checking out our Mello Cielo Vineyard Experience bus tour! It’s fun like no other. 


Time Posted: Apr 19, 2024 at 5:25 AM Permalink to April in the Vineyard Permalink
Ruby Hill Winery
April 5, 2024 | Ruby Hill Winery

What We're Drinking

If you’re looking for relatable, realistic, and delicious wine pairings, the Ruby Hill staff are the people to ask. This week, we asked our knowledgeable team of wine-lovers to tell us about their go-to wines from our collections, plus what they’re eating alongside it! Come along with us as we dream up a delicious menu for April. 

Sandi - Sparkling Wine
Pairing perfectly with a bubbly personality, Sandi loves a glass of our Sparkling wines. Easy to pair with all kinds of food, she says she’d enjoy it this week alongside ham and potatoes au gratin. 

Ami - Grapeful Rosé
This week, Ami suggests leaning into the springtime vibes with a fresh green salad with pomegranate and grilled chicken, which makes a great match for a lovely and unbeatably fresh glass of our Grapeful Rosé

Sue - Sangiovese 
Keeping with the spring theme, Sue recommends Sangiovese for its delicious brightness. This Italian red meets her table next to angel hair pasta with marinara, along with garlic bread and a side salad. As an extra perk, the Sangiovese is on sale as the wine of the month!

Jeanne M - Intesa 
Without a doubt, Jeanne picks an Intesa, a new vintage of which hit the tasting room this week! The combination of Cabernet and Barbera makes it a positively scrumptious pairing for Jeanne’s recommendation of a mushroom-sausage pizza. 

Paul - Reserve Mirage 
The Mirage is an limited-production blend featured in our Reserve Collection, with a lustrous and balanced flavor profile. Right now, Paul enjoys the Mirage alongside baked barbecue chicken, and we agree wholeheartedly. 

Jeanne S - Cuvée Dray 
Also debuting a new vintage this week, the Cuvée Dray is a dazzlingly delicious Bordeaux-style blend, which Jeanne is pairing with a tri tip, smoked and then grilled. Is anyone else drooling?

Sandy - Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 
It’s hard to go wrong with a good Cabernet. Sandy suggests going all-out and enjoying a luxurious prime rib, which partners like a dream with our Reserve Cabernet. Make sure to use freshly cracked pepper on that steak!

Lauri & Clay - Jewel Petit Verdot 
This elegant wine has become the go-to favorite of many team members. Lauri savors the Jewel Petit Verdot with a filet mignon, while Clay says he’ll go for a tomahawk steak with grilled onions and mushrooms, and a dijon horseradish. 

Craving a glass of your favorite wine? Visit our tasting room or order online to stock up on Ruby Hill wines. Don’t forget to check out our mixed cases for the best deals—these prices won’t last long!

Time Posted: Apr 5, 2024 at 6:55 AM Permalink to What We're Drinking Permalink

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