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Chris Sorensen
September 10, 2023 | Chris Sorensen

The Artistry of Harvest: From Vine to Vintage at Caddis Winery


Introduction: As the leaves begin to change and the air carries a hint of autumn, a new chapter unfolds in the world of winemaking. At Caddis Winery, we embrace the beauty and anticipation of the harvest season—a time when grapes reach their peak ripeness and we embark on a journey to capture the essence of the land. Join us as we share the artistry, dedication, and stories that come to life with each harvest at Caddis.

The Harvest Experience: Step into the heart of our vineyards as we immerse ourselves in the artistry of the harvest. With the first rays of morning light, our vineyard teams carefully handpick each cluster, selecting only the finest grapes that have been nurtured throughout the growing season. Discover the meticulous attention to detail that goes into ensuring the perfect balance of flavors, sugars, and acids that define our wines.

From Vine to Cellar: A Journey of Transformation: Follow the grapes' journey from vineyard to cellar, where the magic of winemaking truly begins. Learn about the delicate process of crushing and pressing the grapes to extract their juice—the very essence of the land itself. Explore how this juice evolves through fermentation, as sugars are transformed into alcohol, and the intricate decisions that our winemakers make to craft wines of exceptional character.

Featured Wines:

2022 Livermore Valley Fume Blanc: Embrace the vibrancy of the season with our 2022 Livermore Valley Fume Blanc. This exquisite wine reflects the essence of our local terroir, enhanced by its unique fermentation process. Fermented in French oak barrels and undergoing malolactic fermentation, it offers an inviting interplay of flavors and textures. On the nose, discover aromas of zesty citrus, subtle pear, and delicate hints of toasted vanilla. On the palate, experience the lush creaminess and rounded acidity that dance alongside flavors of Meyer lemon and a touch of stone fruit. This Fume Blanc is the perfect companion for late summer and early autumn gatherings, inviting you to celebrate the flavors of the harvest season with a touch of elegance.

2021 Totem Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon (Knights Valley AVA): Raise your glass to the rich and robust character of our 2021 Totem Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon. Sourced from the esteemed Knights Valley AVA, this wine showcases the elegance of the region. With deep aromas of dark berries, cocoa, and a hint of spice, it offers a symphony of flavors on the palate. Velvety tannins and a long, luxurious finish complete the experience. This Cabernet Sauvignon is the epitome of autumn sophistication, making it a perfect match for hearty dishes and cozy evenings.

Join the Celebration: Harvest Events and Experiences: As we embrace the harvest season, we invite you to celebrate with us. Join our upcoming harvest event on October 7th and 8th at the winery in Livermore, where you might witness the beauty of the harvest firsthand. Share in the joy of this pivotal moment in the winemaking calendar.

Embrace the Harvest: At Caddis Winery, the harvest is more than a season—it's a celebration of the land's bounty and the culmination of our passion. As we work tirelessly to create wines that embody the spirit of the harvest, we invite you to raise a glass to the journey that started in the vineyard and ends in your glass. The promise of the vintage awaits, and we can't wait to share it with you.

Join Us: Stay connected with Caddis Winery by visiting our tasting room in downtown Sonoma or exploring our selection online at Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated on our harvest activities, upcoming events, and new releases. Sign up for our newsletter to receive exclusive insights and offers from the world of Caddis Wines.

Embrace the artistry of the harvest season and the flavors that define this special time of year. Cheers to the journey from vine to vintage at Caddis!

Chris Sorensen
August 8, 2023 | Chris Sorensen

Title: Sip, Savor, and Celebrate Summer with Caddis Winery's BBQ Delights

Introduction: Welcome to the first edition of the Caddis Wines blog, where we invite you to embark on a journey of flavors and stories that come together in every bottle. With a tasting room nestled in the heart of downtown Sonoma, Caddis draws inspiration from the sprawling vineyards of Sonoma County and the Livermore Valley. Our commitment to crafting exceptional wines takes center stage as we dive into the joyous spirit of summer BBQs, perfectly paired with our finest selections.

Savoring Summer BBQs with Caddis Wines: As the sun graces the skies and the aroma of grilling fills the air, it's time to uncork the essence of summer with Caddis Wines. This month, we're thrilled to celebrate the season with two exquisite wines that elevate your BBQ gatherings to unforgettable heights.

Featured Wines:

2021 Rose of Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley): The delicate blush of our 2021 Rose of Pinot Noir captures the essence of summer itself. Using grapes sourced from the Russian River Valley, this wine embodies notes of ripe strawberries and hints of citrus. On the nose, it boasts inviting aromas of lemon zest, grapefruit, and strawberries. On the palate, the wine is light and crisp, with flavors of citrus and berries that are perfectly balanced by a touch of acidity. The wine has a clean and refreshing finish, with a subtle hint of minerality. This Rose is an excellent choice for those who appreciate crisp and fruity wines, making it well-suited for sipping on its own or for pairing with a variety of dishes, including seafood, salads, and light cheeses. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer day or as an aperitif before dinner, this wine is sure to impress and delight.

2021 Livermore Valley Thatcher Bay "Better Together" Blend: Embrace the spirit of togetherness with our 2021 Thatcher Bay "Better Together" blend. Crafted from 45% Merlot and 55% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes sourced from the Livermore Valley, this wine showcases ripe blackberries, plums, and subtle hints of vanilla and toasted oak on the nose. On the palate, it delivers a silky-smooth texture, blending juicy flavors of blackberries and red currants with notes of cocoa and clove. The finish is long and satisfying, showcasing the wine's fine structure and aging potential. This artful combination of varietals creates a well-balanced wine with both fruit-forward appeal and elegant depth, making it a delightful choice on its own or paired with hearty dishes. Cheers to the perfect blend in every sip of "Better Together"!

The Winemaking Journey: Behind every sip lies a story, and our winemaking process is a testament to our dedication. We hand-select grapes from premium vineyards across Sonoma County and the Livermore Valley, allowing the terroir to shape the unique character of each wine. With meticulous care and expert craftsmanship, we do our best to bring forth the essence of the land, delivering wines that encapsulate the spirit of the regions we work with.

Pairing Suggestions:

For the Rose of Pinot Noir: Try it alongside grilled shrimp skewers, watermelon feta salad, or a creamy goat cheese crostini.
For the "Better Together": Complement its robust flavors with smoked brisket, rosemary-marinated lamb chops, or a tangy barbecue pulled pork sandwich.

Embrace the Experience: At Caddis Winery, we cherish the moments that bring people together. From the clinking of glasses to the shared laughter, our wines are crafted to enhance every occasion. As you indulge in the warmth of summer and the delight of a well-prepared BBQ, we invite you to explore our collection, share your stories, and make memories that will linger long after the last drop is savored.

Upcoming Event and Harvest: Mark your calendars for our upcoming event at the winery in Livermore on October 7th and 8th. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we celebrate the artistry of winemaking. As we prepare for the harvest season, we're eagerly anticipating the arrival of late September when the first grapes will likely be harvested. The cool and cloudy weather earlier this year has contributed to a slightly delayed harvest, and we're excited to capture the unique flavors that this season will bring.

Join Us and Raise Your Glass: Ready to elevate your summer gatherings with Caddis Wines? Visit our tasting room in downtown Sonoma or explore our selection online at Whether you're near or far, our wines are just a click away. Consider joining our wine club to enjoy exclusive benefits and access to our limited releases. Follow us on facebook to stay updated on upcoming events, promotions, and new releases. Sign up for our newsletter to be the first to receive exclusive offers and insights from the world of Caddis Winery.

Raise your glass to summer's embrace and the flavors that define it. Cheers to good company, delectable BBQs, and the artistry of Caddis Wines.