Keeper Collection #SommChat Guest Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen

9/24 Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen, Cliff Lede Vineyards


Christy CanterburyMW ‏@canterburywine Viti geek out? Cwl! RT @keepercoll: .@canterburywine Today’s #SommChat features Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine 12-1PM EST

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro Oh boy! #SommChat #WW!

Rita Jammet ‏@CaravelleChamp @keepercoll sad to miss #SommChat today, sure it will be good!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll we will miss you - hope to see you back soon! RT @CaravelleChamp: @keepercoll sad to miss #SommChat today, sure it will be good!

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Exctied for #sommchat!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Welcome 2 #SommChat every1! Tell UR friends 2 join us 2 hear frm Cliff Lede Vineyard’s Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll We’d like to introduce you to Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Abt ready 2 dive in w/ ?s, so S/O 2 Remi @CliffLedeWine 2 say hello & so she knows UR here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Don't forget that EVERY tweet during this chat should include the #SommChat hashtag in order 4 every1 2 C see it! #WineWednesday

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll As we ask Remi @CliffLedeWine our Qs, you can ask her Ur Qs as well! She'll do her best 2 answer all Qs in order #SommChat #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll W/so many participants gr8 Q's R asked! Even if u dont ask 1, S/O 2 @KeeperColl & Remi @CliffLedeWine 2 let us know u R here! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Let's start talking #wine with Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine #WW #SommChat

Drew Gourdie ‏@drewbie_g @keepercoll Yay!! #WW #SommChat

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine Ready for #SommChat!

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Thanks for having me! This will be fun #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what got you interested in the #Wine business & when did you first get interested? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll #wine combines many of my interests- biology, chemistru, agriculture, art, food & wine, social, and always dynamic #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll after graduating UC Berkeley, I got turned onto Vit and Enology program @ UC Davis where I got my masters in 2001 #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine good morning! Why did you decide to purchase Breggo? Are you specializing in pinot from A. Vly? Lov AV! #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards @CliffLedeWine: @AndyOnFarmWine Cliff loves #pinot & thought nice complement 2 CliffLede Stags Leap Cab property. Love AV 2!!! #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine ty! With drought conditions is there anything you are doing differently in the vineyard? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll yes, being conservative, using technology from @fruitionscience to determine vine water use #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll also used compost & organic fertilizer to keep the vines healthy. thinned fruit for vine balance #sommchat

Kay Marley-Dilworth ‏@ATXFoodnews Work is crazy busy, but I'm stealing a quick look at the @keepercoll with Remi @CliffLedeWine #SommChat feed! #WW

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @ATXFoodnews @keepercoll Glad you are here on #sommchat Welcome!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy peep on #SommChat - how is the 14 harvest going - any surprises? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll 2014 is looking to be another great vintage- third one in a row, 2014 is very early and very condensed #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine how does your background in farming, biology & business help U in the #wine biz? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll every day and every vintage is different in the #wine biz. Good to have varied background and be open minded! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: how many diff. varieties do U work with & what do U have to do differently with them? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll for .@CliffLedeWine we make Sauv Blanc and Bordeaux blends. for .@felwines we make chard, pinot and pinot gris #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll every vineyard and block is different really so you have to farm for every individual block no matter variety #sommchat

Andy Phillips @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine How long have you been with Cliff Lede Vineyards?

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll .@AndyOnFarmWine since 2010 #sommchat love it here!

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery I love how you tie music into all that you do! Who at the winery was inspired most by music @CliffLedeWine? #SommChat @keepercoll

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @keepercoll Cliff's a classic rock enthusiast but there's always fun music in cellar too #sommchat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery It's a great touch, makes for a happy place to work and drink in, I'm sure @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine tell us about your role as Vice President of Operations for Cliff Lede Vineyards #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll I oversee winegrowing, the winemaking team led by winemaker Chris Tynan, and the wholesale distribution of the wines #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine ur doing a fantastic job! I first fell in luv w/ ur sauv blanc is that an interesting crop for you? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards @CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll we pay a lot of love and attention to our #sauvignonblanc #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. fr #SommChat peep: How intense is harvest and what do you do to get through the intensity?

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll crazy but its what we love! vineyard crew works 9p-6am picking grapes and winery from pre-dawn to 8 or 9pm! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: do you work 7 days a week during harvest or any time off? @CliffLedeWine

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll we give our employees 1 day off, but we are on call and working every day. its ok though we can rest in december ;)! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what principles do you focus on when approaching winegrowing for Cliff Lede Vineyards? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll environmentally-friendly practices, natural pesticides & fertilizers, permanent cover crops, low yields, vine balance #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What’s the most exciting part about overseeing Cliff Lede’s 55 acres @vinestowine @CliffLedeWine? #SommChat @keepercoll

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @vinestowine @keepercoll love that it's different every day and every #vintage, also one of best sites in #napa! #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @vinestowine @keepercoll poetry vineyard is one of most special and beautiful places @PoetryInnNapa #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @CliffLedeWine Next #napa visit will have to include @poetryInnNapa #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll agree - it looks amazing! RT @noblewines: @CliffLedeWine Next #napa visit will have to include @poetryInnNapa #sommchat

Melanie ‏@vinogger @CliffLedeWine @SandyWasserman @keepercoll must come visit am in SF #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. fr #SommChat peep: How large is your staff and do you have any upcoming new plans @Cliffledewine?

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll entire winery is about 50 people, 30 in production. we bought vineyard in Calistoga, an addition to appellation series #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine tell us about your advocacy for sustainability in the #wine industry. #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll I love both learning & teaching about environmentally-friendly farming practices #SommChat

Sandy Wasserman CS ‏@SandyWasserman Q. Remi @CliffLedeWine Anything new we can expect from winery in near future? #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@SandyWasserman @keepercoll really excited about 2012 reds- Beckstoffer To Kalon Cabernet first release for 2012 vintage! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr shy #SommChat peep: what happens in the vines after harvest? Do you immediately start working on them or do they get a rest?

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll we do post-harvest compost and organic fertilizer. alittle rest to go into dormancy, then we start pruning in January #sommchat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery How has your on-site tastings affected business @CliffLedeWine, is this something you hope to grow? (pun intended) #SommChat @keepercoll

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @keepercoll we love having people visit, we have range of special experiences including estate tour w food pairing #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @keepercoll also 'backstage pass' to taste some of the small production special wines #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Quick hello to Remi! She's an excellent teacher. Taught me how to prune a couple of years ago. #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @WineInkByTia great to hear that and happy #WW to you #SommChat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @keepercoll You too! #WW #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@WineInkByTia @keepercoll Hi Tia! Good to see you here! Let's get together again soon! #sommchat

Tia Butts ‏@WineInkByTia @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll I would love that! #sommchat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine do you feel clonal selection with sauv blanc is a big reason cliff lede is a major player in cali? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll we use semillon, old vine muscadelle (bordeaux blanc style), ferment in tank, concrete egg and barrel #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll we love working with musque clones, also old vines, i think that makes a difference #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @CliffLedeWine I remember fondly the musque Sauv Bl by Mia Klein in Carneros #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @noblewines yes love that wine and Hyde Vineyards where it comes from! #sommchat

Beth ‏@travelwinechick #WW #SommChat cheers!

Melanie ‏@vinogger @CliffLedeWine what are your thoughts on content labeling of #wine? #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@vinogger honestly i don't think much about it;) im generally for less regulation but i understand the consumer concerns #sommchat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine#awesome since 2010 what has been your fav vintage as a whole? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll #2012, grateful 2012-2014 have been great! 2011 was challenge but learned a lot and like the outcome #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines #sommchat Q. what 'experimental' 4 #napa grapes do you find most interesting right now? @CliffLedeWine

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @noblewines love what Keplinger wines doing with grenache. love working with old vine muscadelle #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @CliffLedeWine too bad she gave up on the very bordeauesque #Merlot she used to make from Carneros #sommchat @Selenewines

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @CliffLedeWine will seek out Keplinger Grenache, could compliment the few from old world I have thanks for tip... #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what are a few of the most important things you learned while working with David Abreu? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll attention 2 detail, vine by vine balance, hand manicuring vines, tight spacing, lo yields, strive for perfect #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine tell us about your viticultural advising firm, Vines to Wine @VinesToWine. #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll @vinestowine I’m full time w/ Lede Family Wines now, used 2 do vit consulting & vineyard mgmt in Napa & Sonoma #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga any #elnino fears/effects so far for 2014(-15?) #sommchat @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@ormiga @keepercoll hoping we get rain, we need it! hopefully starting mid-october and lastuing through april we get rain #sommchat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery We'll send our rain over to you @CliffLedeWine senza problema! @ormiga @keepercoll #SommChat

ormiga ‏@ormiga defi! need rains referring to the continuing #drought @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll has character of your #wine changed due to it #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @ormiga @keepercoll i dont think much since we still have water here, earlier harvests though, nice opulence and ripeness #sommchat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Do you run the vineyard multiple times to harvest a particular varietal for different quality? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll we have 55 acres in stags leap and over 60 blocks but may still pick sections of the block at a time #sommchat

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KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what differences in terroir do you see in the Stags Leap District of #Napa Valley vs. Anderson Valley? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll @stagsleapdist is in a valley surrounded by rocky volc mnts w/ hot days and cool nights, great #cabernet #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Anderson is cooler w/ more pacific ocean influence, warm days with cool nights great for #pinotnoir like @FELwines #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine Tell us a bit abt the monthly columns you write for Vineyard & Winery Management #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll I geek out on various #wine industry topics like skin contact in white wine, avoiding heat stress in a #vineyard, etc #SommChat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery If there was a recipe for success, what would be the necessary elements to produce high quality wine @CliffLedeWine? #SommChat @keepercoll

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine .@cecchiwinery @keepercoll it's all about the vineyard, lucky we have such a great site, its difficult to not make great wine #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @cecchiwinery @keepercoll also a great team! #sommchat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine if you had to describe the Cliff Lede site in one sentence what would it be? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll represents diverse @StagsLeapDist with volcanic soils and rock outcrop to gravelly loam, great fo4 cab #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what do you like to do with your personal time? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll dining, travel, yoga, dance, spa, all with friends and family #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr Shy #SommChat peep: what #wine do you like to drink when not drinking @CliffLedeWine

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll champagne, Austrian Gruner, Alsatian whites, Mosel Riesling, italian reds, anything frm Cliff's Bordeaux cellar #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll our winemaker Chris Tynan brings lots of fun old 70s napa wines to taste #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q fr #SommChat peep: do you have a group of Cali #Winemakers that you meet with to discuss #Wines of the area?

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll yes, im a part of a few tasting groups, we taste international wines too, thoughtful and serious but fun, #sommchat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine anything new in the works for you and Cliff Lede? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll for 2012 vintage, excited abt first releases- calistoga appellation series and beckstoffer to kalon! #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine Are your #wines sold in all of US and what other countries if any? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll available online plus 40 states, most of canada (cliff is canadian) denmark, china, hong kong, england #sommchat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery What advice can you give to someone interested in creating a wine club @CliffLedeWine? #SommChat @keepercoll

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @cecchiwinery @keepercoll diverse and unique wines they cant get in the market #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what do you enjoy about being on the board of Napa Valley Grapegrowers? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll @nvgrapegrowers is an amazing org promoting napa grapes and wine, sustainable winegrowing, and farmworker livelihood #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine what is your favorite age of Cliff Lede cab for drinking? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll i think the Cabs taste great about 5-10 years and Poetry can go even longer! #sommchat

Christopher Miller ‏@noblewines @CliffLedeWine where in Calistoga? are these estate vyrds? #sommchat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @noblewines yes purchased about 2 years ago, right on Hwy 29, gravelly site at the base of Diamond Mountain #sommchat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Q. @CliffLedeWine what #Wine regions have you not been to that you would like to visit? #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll I’ve been to may European and other #wine regions but I have yet to visit Bordeaux L- hope to next year #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Time to wrap up! Hope U enjoyed #wine talk w/ Director of Winegrowing Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine #SommChat

Andy Phillips ‏@AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine thanks 4 your time and great info! B down to check you out! #SommChat

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @AndyOnFarmWine @keepercoll Thank you! I hope you can come visit, let me know! @vinestowine #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Great to have Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine join us today for #SommChat. We hope everyone learned as much as we did! #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Please join us in thanking Remi Cohen @CliffLedeWine for her time #SommChat #WW #Winelover

Sassodoro ‏@Sassodoro @keepercoll @CliffLedeWine Thanks for a great #SommChat!

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll Mark UR calendar for a special #Beer #SommChat w/ Master #Cicerone Pat Fahey @PatFahey24 Wed 10/1/14 11 AM CST, 12 N EST! cc: @cicerone

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Thank you for having me and everyone for all of their engaging comments and questions #sommchat

Cecchi Winery ‏@cecchiwinery Thanks for the great answers, enjoy your #winewednesday @CliffLedeWine @keepercoll Ciao from C. in Chianti! #SommChat

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @LaydenRobinson thanks for watching #SommChat today - hope you have a gr8 #WW

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll @Essexwineman Thx for #SommChat support today!

Fabien Lainé ‏@fabienlaine @keepercoll I could not be free but catching up the #SommChat Twitter feed now ! Cheers

KeeperCollection ‏@keepercoll u were missed! RT @fabienlaine: @keepercoll I could not be free but catching up the #SommChat Twitter feed now ! Cheers :)

Cliff Lede Vineyards ‏@CliffLedeWine @fabienlaine @keepercoll sad we missed you! thanks for checking in #SommChat