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Save the Date: Spring Open House – Saturday April 9, 11-3!

It’s that time of year again! We hold events all over the country every year, but only once a year does the whole team and Donelan Wines family gather to enjoy wines and a sumptuous meal with our wonderful friends and customers, right here at the winery.   This year’s open house will be held on […]

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into our first world

We are excited to have Sarah Green back, and two new interns working for us. The Crushed Chronicles have returned, for more of her travels visit Crushed and Stirred: In a long poem entitled “Four Quartets,” the poet T.S. Eliot strings together beautiful, harrowing, and sometimes obstructive words about beginnings and endings and what they […]

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Big Winery Land and Tiny Winery Land – new perspective and a lot of water.

Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the close of her new perspective as she navigates a large winery experience. At my new winery adventure, let’s call it Big Winery Land, the […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the intern: A New Scale of Winemaking from Donelan

  Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a cellar rat.  This entry highlights the beginning of a new adventure of a completely different scale than with Donelan Wines. I don’t even know where to start. I have made my […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the intern: the Donelan experience ends, yet lives forever.

Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the close of her time with Donelan Wines. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: my time in Sonoma and at Donelan has officially come […]

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Crushed Chronicles: The life of wine is a game of Tetris

Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights how winemaking can be much like a game of Tetris. There is a list of things I would never have expected about wineries. At the […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the intern: Red Red Wine – the ubiquity of music in winemaking.

  Want to find out what a wine grape harvest really is?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the beginning of the ubiquity of music in the process of winemaking. Do you really know all that goes into producing the glass of […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: developing knowledge of Donelan Wines.

  Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights the beginning of the offseason and how far Sarah has come. Yep, I’m still here and its beginning to feel […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: Pressing a red wine fermentation.

  Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights hand stain-inducing task of pressing. This is it. Literally – the bottom of the barrel. We have pressed the last […]

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Crushed Chronicles – notes from the interns: (over)filling barrels!

Think you want to work a harvest?  Want to find out what that really means?  Follow our intern, Sarah Green, as she chronicles her experience as a first time cellar rat.  This entry highlights error-prone task of filling barrels. After several weeks in the cellar, I’ve been wondering when I was going to get something […]

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