Tag Archives: 2009 Originals Syrah

Ze Germans

Not only are the Germans keeping the EU afloat and making kick-ass cars, but it seems as though they have Californian wines pretty much figured out. Germany’s leading wine magazine, Der Fein Schmecker International Gourmet Journal, opened its “Top 10 US Wines” article with the following quote: “California wines are in the middle of an image change. All of the cheaper, branded products from the Read More →

Mid-Harvest Update: To Pick or Not to Pick?!

Since my first harvest upon returning to the Family in 2009, I’ve come to realize that every vintage has its own unique cycles of excitement, nerves, and, knock on wood… relief! In 2009, I drove the fruit truck every night back and forth between the vineyard and our Lompoc winery. That year, relief came when big rain drops started splattering on the wide truck windshield. Read More →

The Battle for Syrah: United or Divided under the Stolpman Flag? + A sneak peak at 2010 L’Avion, Ruben’s Block, and Hilltops…

With a quick chance to breath between trips to Houston and Southern California, I met with Sashi, Erin, and John to taste through all the wines we have bottled so far in 2012. We spend so much time tasting wines out of barrel and tank, it was a great chance to analyze the results of our blending decisions. I’d looked forward to this meeting for Read More →

Who Knew Bean-Town Could be a Leading Stolpman Market?!

In late 2010 I received one of the coolest emails ever from a guy named Brian Connor – here’s an excerpt – Hi Peter, First of all, let me explain that I had never heard of Stolpman Vineyards prior to my trip to Los Olivos last week and a good friend in L.A. told me I absolutely had to check you guys out. Having tasted Read More →