Our ecosystem at Neal Vineyards
What’s happening in the vineyards… For many, summer means holidays and relaxation.. summer symbolizes the fun activities we all love: gardening, family time, and vacation. For vignerons, summer is hard work. The energy in the air buzzes and all plants, flowers, and vineyards are glowing with photosynthetic energy and rapid growth. Watering schedules if needed,
The History Long before the 1976 Judgment of Paris put Napa Valley’s vinous treasure on the wine world map, bottles from Howell Mountain were taking home medals at international contests. In 1889, a wine made by Jean Adolph Brun and Jean V. Chaix, pioneers in what is now the high-altitude AVA in the northeast of
Acclaimed journalist and wine writer Jancis Mary Robinson currently writes a weekly column for the Financial Times along with her own website recently took a look at farming and what it means to farm like there is no tomorrow, the answers really do lie in the soil. “The American ROC certification (Regenerative Organic Certification™), launched
Our Howell Mountain Estate is a special place. The property is 25 acres and Mark decided early on that it would represent biodiversity at its best. Only 50% of the property is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, the remaining land includes our family home, the winery, ancient caves, 2 ponds, olive trees, plants, old oak trees,
Recent Weather and the Impact on Farming the Vineyards 2023 has been a rainy and cool season so far which has pushed bud break closer to April 1st, more of the historical norm in Napa Valley. Recent years have included drought conditions and warmer winters, resulting in earlier bud break and therefore an earlier harvest.
Neal Family Vineyards Leads the Way as The First Regenerative Organic Certificated® Winery in Napa Valley
By: Gerald Dlubala The Neal Family Vineyards in Napa Valley have always been known as prestigious, organically farmed vineyards. And now, going back to their beginnings over 50 years ago, they’ve shown the world what can be accomplished through mindful, organic farming methods and practices. Recently named the first Regenerative Organic Certified® vineyard in Napa