Barreca Vineyards

Barreca Vineyards

From Vine to Wine since 1986

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Gut Wars

This Article appears in the May 2020 issue of the North Columbia Monthly. We all feel like we are in command of our actions.  And sometimes that command includes input from “gut feelings”, “intestinal fortitude” and “having the stomach for it”.  Seldom do we consider that our digestive system is in charge of our actions. … (read more)

Feed Your Head

Remember what the dormouse said Feed your head, feed your head White Rabbit, Jefferson Airplane, 1967 I graduated from college with a degree in philosophy in 1969, two years after this song was released, I’ve been joking about never finding a job as a philosopher ever since.  But now as a farmer, I might have… (read more)

A Death in the Family

A lot of things happen when someone close to you dies that bring life into focus.  One is that things you were worried about or in this case intended to write about, were not all that critical.  Another is that writing is pretty safe and controlled compared to getting choked up and wanting to cry. … (read more)

Summer is Gone

Two months and two weeks ago (July 20th) I posted my last blog about what is going on here.  The temperatures were up to 102° and the Williams Flat Fire, the biggest of the year, had just started.  Unfortunately life does not play out like the plot of a cheap novel.  There is no beginning,… (read more)