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The Wine Write Interview with Ken Riding

In the November  25, 2013 Issue of The Wine Write, Ken is interviewed about La Vista Vineyards. Click on the Read More button below this to find the link to the full interview. La Vista Vineyards: Meet the Grape Growners

Paso Robles Garagiste Winemaker Love From Europe

We stumbled on this story from today’s Daily Telegraph travel section. Nice run up to the Garagiste Festival next month. It’s certainly interesting to run across such detailed coverage of Paso Robles in a UK paper. Don’t get me wrong, though. We like it. If you get a chance, take a read. Victor Abascal of [...] Read More

Spring 2012 News

The 2011 harvest was very good for La Vista Vineyards. We harvested a record (for us) eighty seven (87) tons of fruit for our winery clients. That was actually below what we had initially projected by about ten (10) tons. Most of that short fall came in the Viognier and Zinfandel blocks and resulted from [...] Read More

Alvaro’s Corner – Frost Follow-Up

Most people believe that 2010 was a cold spring but this 2011 spring has been the coldest spring since 1998! With the growing degree days about 200 degrees below the annual to date average the grapes are trying to figure out what to do and when! And to add to this chilliness we experienced three [...] Read More

La Vista View #1 – 5/8/11 to 5/14/11

Introducing La Vista View, a recap of interesting news and events related to the Paso Robles wine scene. Paso Robles is enjoying a lot of wine-related media attention these days, so much so that it’s hard to keep track of it all. It’s our hope that La Vista View can help you with that. We’ll [...] Read More

April Frost Spares La Vista

Farmers and the local weather aren’t always on the same page as evident in early-April’s nocturnal frosts in the Paso Robles area. The first week of April saw spring temperatures within normal ranges, and then, with little warning, a cold front emerged with nighttime temperatures dropping from the high 30s to 24 degrees in some [...] Read More

Alvaro’s Corner – How We Farm

I first met Ken and Marilyn Riding when they were clearing about 40 acres of land for a vineyard in the hilly area of the Adelaide west of Paso Robles. Ken was looking for a vineyard manager and I had been working in the vineyards in the Paso area for more than 30 years. I [...] Read More

Our Grapes To Wine

Amy Butler is one of our winery partners. She used our grapes for her ‘09 Grenache Blanc. Here is what she had to say about the grapes: Ranchero Cellars – 2009 Grenache Blanc “When I first saw Ken and Marilyn Riding’s La Vista Vineyard, I knew it was the perfect site for the pure, fresh [...] Read More

Picking Grenache with Ken

The sun rose and it was time for picking in Paso Robles in September 2009. Join Ken and his crew for an early morning venture of harvesting grenache at La Vista Vineyards

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