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“A great wine is memorable, it creates a distinct impression, a focal point where the vineyard and the winemaking merge.”

Brad Haskell, “Chris Howell & Cain Vineyard: Making Wines That Matter” Huffington Post, July 2013: Click here for PDF | Press Archive

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“In wine, ‘Tradition,’ is subject to interpretation, so I am careful not wrap ourselves up in a virtuous sounding idea, whose meaning no one knows.” Brad Haskell, “Chris Howell & Cain Vineyard: Making Wines That Matter”
Huffington Post, July, 2013: click here for PDF (6 MB)

 

“In 1979, the Cains found the historic McCormick homestead high on the mountain straddling Napa and Sonoma counties. The sprawling sheep ranch covered 3,000 acres and had been in the McCormick family for five generations.” Kip Davis, “Making mountain cab”
Napa Valley Register, March 22, 2013: click here for PDF

 

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Cain Blog

“I like to ask enologists if they feel the need to test the tomatoes in their garden at home....”
Chris Howell, “Communique: On Ripening,” September 2012 Part 1 | Part 2

 

“Of all the moments in the annual growing cycle of the grapevine, flowering is least noticed and yet the most defining.”
Chris Howell, “Communique: On Flowering,” July 2012 Part 1 | Part 2

 

“There is nothing natural about pruning—it is quintessentially human and thus, cultural.”
Chris Howell, “Communique: On Pruning,” April 2012: Part 1 | Part 2

 

“Many of us have had a wine epiphany moment, that instant when our senses were fully awakened by a wine.”
Chris Howell, “Wine Can Be About Beauty,” March 2012: read more

 

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Cane Pruning in the Cain Vineyard

Cane Pruning in the Cain Vineyard: click here.

Audio

“The real funny thing about wine is that even if you are the size of Coca Cola everybody wants to trade on the idea of Mom & Pops in the vineyards crushing grapes.”
Christopher Howell, “Let’s Get Real: Episode 48,” Heritage Radio Network, November 2012: click here to listen