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The Drought

California’s drought has received tremendous attention in the media and many people ask me how it’s affecting us.  At less than 6 inches to date, Arroyo Grande is on pace to have its driest year on record.  As bad as all this sounds, our vineyards look surprisingly good.  Budbreak was the most even I can remember, likely due to perfectly timed late winter rain followed by sunny and warm conditions.  For a variety of reasons, we are much less affected than most other regions in the state.  Most of our wells in the Arroyo Grande Valley are located adjacent to a creek that flows year round and constantly recharges our aquifer.  We also enjoy an excellent relationship between farmers, San Luis Obispo County and our local cities that allows for effective management of our water resources.  Finally, we were early adopters of drip irrigation on our vegetable farm and water monitoring throughout our vineyards.  Minimizing water use is critical to both wine quality and dealing with our current situation.  To be clear, I want the drought to end as much as anyone, however I’m hopeful for a beautiful 2014 crop.  - BT

Apr 19 - Sensory Pairing
May 3 - Chardonnay Release Day
May 16-17 - The Chardonnay Symposium
May 17 - Sensory Pairing
Jun 1 - Marianne Talley Fun Run
Jun 6 - Extended Tasting Room Hours
Jun 8 - Tunes at Talley - Monte Mills
Jun 19-22 - Roll Out the Barrels

Jun 22-July 4 - Talley Vineyards Cruise

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