A letter from Bill

FALL ON THE FARM The shadows grow a little longer in the afternoon.  The mornings are slightly crisper.  The breeze in the afternoon has a different smell.  Fall is coming to the farm. The hay for the winter is stored in the barn; wood is stacked neatly in the wood shed.  It is a time… Continue reading »


Bret talks on digital radio!

Bret Munselle is interviewed at the MacMurray ranch over labor day weekend. He discusses his family’s long standing history in the wine business. Also, you will hear about this year’s harvest and the Sonoma Wine Country weekend! Click on the link below to hear it for yourself!Bret’s radio interview There is a great interview with… Continue reading »


Green dropping

On the Osbourne Ranch, Bret discusses one of the last steps to prepare the vineyards for Harvest. He explains “green dropping”. Green dropping is necessary for an even maturation of all of the grapes.


In the Vineyard with Bret

This  week  on  ”In  the  Vineyard  with  Bret”  he  discusses  another  step  taken  to  prepare  the  vines  for  Harvest.  While  in  the  Osbourne  Ranch  Zinfandel  row,  Bret  explains  the  ”green  dropping”  process  which  is  to  ensure  even  ripening.   Also,  he  will  talk  about  the  ”quality  thinning”  method  he  uses  to  make  certain  that  the… Continue reading »


Celebration of Lionel Sr.’s 40 years on the ranch

It was a beautiful evening to celebrate the hard work and loyalty of Lionel Mendoza, Sr. He’s tended the Wasson and Munselle ranches for 40 years!  Crew members and their families all came out for the festivities and enjoyed delicious Mexican food and music.  We think all the kids (at least 15 of varying ages)… Continue reading »


In the Vineyards with Bret – Video

Hello MV family! This week on In the vineyards with Bret, we learn what the guys have been doing to prepare for Harvest.  Getting ready for Harvest has many steps and today Bret discusses “leafing” the vines.   Watch the video to hear what Bret has been doing to protect his crop.  Also, he discusses the precautions… Continue reading »


Wine Country Cellars presents… Munselle Vineyards!

Hello MV “followers”, Here is the invitation to our tasting next Thursday, July 29th. We hope you will join us! If you would like to RSVP to this event you may do so by leaving a comment on this post or email See you soon! More than 130 years ago, the Munselle family arrived… Continue reading »


Healdsburg in the News!

We really enjoyed this article about Healdsburg found in the Los Angeles Times newspaper. For those of you who are not familiar with Healdsburg, it is about a ten minute drive from our home. It is where we go to do most of our errands. Maddie goes to preschool there, Kristen does her grocery shopping… Continue reading »


Bret and Bill’s BIG project

Coin Flip Ranch (which is where the Shadrach block is located as well) in Block 20 is getting a makeover! It’s that time again! . . . Every 25 years or so the vines need a new start so we ripped out our old and are planting the new. This block has new trellising, irrigation… Continue reading »


A taste of MV in Southern CA!

MV Friends and Family,We will be in Santa Monica next Wednesday May 5th to share our wine at this event:  “Taste Alexander Valley“ Melisse is delighted to offer a distinctive dinner menu featuring four Sonoma Vineyards on Wednesday, May 5th, in the Olivia Room.  The four-course menu paired with wines from the Alexander Valley in Sonoma County is priced at $150(tax and gratuity not included). Wine makers will… Continue reading »

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