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Interests: My husband Matt Kling and I bought 4.5 hectares of grenache, syrah and mourvedre in 2005. We have since pruned, converted part of our house into a very small winery, made wine, and are now starting the cycle over again. I spent 3 years living and working in the vineyards of Gevrey-Chambertin, followed by 3 wonderful years at Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant in Berkeley, CA. My husband Matt works for Cisco Systems but his heart is truly in the vineyards, he is the driving force behind our bio-dynamic conversion. We now live in St Quentin la Poterie, near the beautiful town of Uzès in southern France. Our vineyards are located in Castillon du Gard, part of the Cotes du Rhone appellation. We have decided to farm our vineyards organically and biodynamically, yet another challenge on top of all the rest!
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La Gramière today only on Garagiste! Get your 2011 while you can! Green Light Go Dear Friends, Red Light. Green Light. Go, Dog. Go! If you are running like a hound toward vinous enlightenment, this wine is all that you... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at la gramiere
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Monday morning was the day, the first day of harvest 2012. Amazingly we started out with a big crew, we were 20 at lunch! Our ever-faithful crew of friends showed up in force along with more friends visiting from Norway... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at la gramiere
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Wow, I am humbled, amazed and ever so greatful for all of the contributions to our Kickstarter project! Thank you so much! Whether you donated, posted it on Facebook, tweeted it, what ever, we'd like to thank each and every... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at la gramiere
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Wow, this has been so amazing, three days into our campaign and we are half way there! We're just a bit shy of $4000, THANK YOU!!!! Thank you so much to all of you who have already donated and thank... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2012 at la gramiere
Hi Ward, you'll have lots of fun on your adventure! I sure am! Good luck!! Best, Amy
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on Keeping things fun at La Gramière~! at la gramiere
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Hi Everyone! We've come a long on way restoring the truck, but we still have a long way to go, and we've run out of money. So, I decided to put together a Kickstarter campaign. For those of you who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2012 at la gramiere
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I have a short attention span. In fact if was I growing up now, I'm sure I'd be tagged as mildly ADD or ADHD or whatever they're calling it now. Instead I grew up as a happy, creative kid, that... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2012 at la gramiere
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Once again Jon Rimmerman of www.garagistewine.com is offering our wine! This time it's the 2009 vintage and he loved it. To order is easy just send an email to nicki@garagistewine.com and tell her how many bottles you'd like (anywhere from... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2012 at la gramiere
Here's another look at harvest prep: We're not going to so this in all of our vineyards, just in a few spots where the vines seem to be over loaded. We'll see if it has the desired effect! Funny, I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2011 at la gramiere
Well it's August 18th and we are gearing up for harvest! Right now things are looking great, but we need the hot weather to hold out for another two weeks, and no more rain! If we are unlucky and get... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2011 at la gramiere
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For the vines, that is! We got up at o'dark thirty the other day to do a "poudrage" on the vineyards that are in flower. A "poudrage" is simply blowing powdered sulfur onto the vines to protect them against mildew,... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2011 at la gramiere
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May 18, 2011
Another fun video, this time in one of our newly-rented grenache vineyards, the grapes are starting to ripen faster!!! Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at la gramiere
Another video I took the same day, in the same vineyard. The vines that we knew were going to be torn out, we obviously didn't spend the time to prune them. Here's a look at what happens when vines go... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2010 at la gramiere
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Mar 15, 2010