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Tank Garage Winery
July 15, 2020 | Tank Garage Winery

New in July

Tank Garage Winery
We're Back, Baby!
Outdoor tastings are on at the Garage and we can't wait to see you. 

Here are the nitty-gritty details:
We are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 5 pm. 
🗓 Advance reservations are required for all experiences.⁠
Parties are limited to groups of 6 or fewer.⁠
Face masks are required except while tasting wine.⁠
🤜 No fist-bumps, high-fives, or handshakes, please. Trust us, we're so f*cking pumped to see you.⁠
Stay six-feet apart from anyone outside your group.⁠
Credit or low-contact payments preferred.⁠
Sanitizer, soap and water are readily available⁠.
If you are experiencing or have experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 in the last three days or have come into contact with anyone who is COVID-positive within the past 14 days, we kindly ask that you stay home.⁠
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In The Vineyard
July represents one of the coolest stages of a grape's lifecycle. It is during this time of year that veraison occurs – when the vines begin to shift their focus from growing vegetation to ripening its fruit. 

Prior to veraison, grapes are super acidic and are far from those sweet, juicy clusters we bring into the cellar at harvest. The firm, green berries begin to soften and swell as the sugar (aka Brix) levels rise and we begin to smell the first wafts of those heavenly aromas we know and love. One of the most pronounced changes during this time, however, is the color shift we see on the clusters. Red varietals begin to develop varying purple hues, while white varietals see a shift from green to a golden sunset color. 

Canopy management is key during this time of year. Driving up and down the valley, you'll notice crews working amongst the vineyard rows, trimming branches or leaves from each vine to control ripening and nutrient distribution. 

Once veraison hits, Bertus begins to hear the clock ticking down to harvest. In just a month or two's time, we'll be bringing those one-ton bins through our cellar doors once again.
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Meet Grace, Marketing & Events Guru

What Tank Garage Wine are you obsessed with?
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised has been my go-to bottle since we released the wine in February, but damn if I'm not head over heels for the new orange wine, Run Baby Run. I've been tasting it since it's been in barrel, and every time I come back to it, I get even more excited about it. It's a killer food wine, too – I've got a recipe headed your way later this month featuring this crazy-cool Trousseau Gris.

Favorite varietal?
That's a tough one. These days, I tend to go for lighter red varietals, with Grenache being a particular favorite (shout out to T-Vine's Frediani Grenache, a personal favorite of mine). Cabernet Franc is right up there, too – especially when it's from the Loire Valley, France.

What's your dream?
I want to grow the food I eat, live sustainably, and fill my life with love and gratitude.

Favorite band?
It's an ever-evolving list, but some of my current favorites include Trevor Hall, Rising Appalaicha, and Caamp

Favorite local restaurant?
My kitchen! Just kidding. You could throw a rock and hit an awesome spot to eat in the Napa Valley, but here are my top three:
Ciccio in Yountville – for wood-fired pizza and killer vino
Goose & Gander in St. Helena – for burgers and cocktails
La Taberna in Napa – for the crispy pig ears and Cava

Top 3 songs to listen to right now?
Resilient – Rising Appalachia
I Am – Satsang 
House of My Soul (You Light The Rooms) - Langhorn Slim

What are you doing when you're not at the Garage?
On an adventure with my fiancé. We love checking out hiking trails in the area and spending time outdoors.




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