July 2018 Newsletter


Lavishing attention on the vineyards!

This is a labor-intensive time in the vineyards. The vines are growing and expanding daily and our field crews will touch each vine four to five times by mid-August.  They remove suckers, select fruiting canes, adjust the crop, tuck canes inside the trellis, expose the fruit to sunlight, separate each cluster from other clusters and remove any diseased clusters. Meanwhile we count the clusters in each block and estimate the crop level, assure we can produce premium wine with that crop, and send the crew back to reduce the crop again if required. This is meticulous viticulture!  It is the hallmark of Starfield grapes and wine.

Starfield Vineyards is an artisanal producer of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot  from the cooler hillsides of Napa Valley and Bordeaux, France.  Inspired by the “star fields” that make extraordinary wines possible in these world-renowned regions, Starfield celebrates the truly great vineyard sites that allow Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to develop the optimal balance of aroma, flavor and texture.  Father and son team, Tom and Rob Sinton, bring to Starfield four generations of winegrowing experience and an intense desire to reach beyond traditional boundaries to pursue the ultimate quality in cool climate winemaking. Buy our wine online and sign up for your allocation by joining our wine club, which assures your access to these limited production Bordeaux blends for home, special occasions or as gifts for wine connoisseurs.