The Vintage of Little

This year’s vintage can simply be described as little. The water was little, the berries were little, the yields were little, the crews were little and the deliveries were little but like most little things this vintage had something to prove. Although the berries this year looked weak and quite scrawny resembling a pea, not […]

The day of the harvest..

Harvest is a long awaited arrival of everything we work all year for. We carefully watch and nurture the vines as they start from a push of a bud to the first leaf all the way up until the first batch of juice that gives us that “today is the day” reading. From that day […]

How to fold and store the Concept Cover

When you are done using your Concept Cover it may look like there is no way it will ever fold up again. This video was made to help assist you in this process and help you to get the best out of your cover by taking proper care of it! Enjoy!!

The New “Double Stacker”

            We are releasing the first ever Double Stacker Concept Cover. Over the years we have had trouble with the Concept Cover when we need to stack bins. Just this year we have fixed that problem with the Double Stacker. Simply throw this cover over two stacked bins, load on […]

What happened to the spring I knew…

Spring has sprung in Calaveras County. The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and the vines are reaching to the sky with their bright green shoots. The sun shines warm on the horizon as I walk into the vineyard and smell the sweet smell in the air. Like most years I am stunned at […]

Oh What a Concept…

“What a concept” is all we heard at the Unified Symposium this year. What a concept kept playing over in my head as the days went on and as I sit here writing this blog I begin to think even more about it. A concept like this is so simple in yet no product has […]

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Oh Harvest…

   The spring left us with high hopes for the year, everything about it was a breeze. That was until the summer started to creep it’s way into our happy thoughts and positive outlook. It all happened kind of slowly at first, the vines were all beautiful, neat and orderly green rows covering the rolling […]

The walk through winter

       Okay, lets look into the month of January, I would compare this time in the vineyard to that indescribable silence that you experience many times in your life but can never explain, that comforting peace that only you can explain to yourself. As Stephen and I walk the vineyard in January it […]


  I don’t know what it is but Calaveras is Hot Hot Hot. Wait, I do know what it is and Calaveras has got it going on. Whether you are hiking through the beautiful big trees state park that echo’s with the chirps of happiness, fishing on the side of the sparkling Lake Alpine or […]

Consulting/ Management throughout the U.S

Vineyard Concepts has recently decided to expand it’s Consulting/ Management not just to Ca but throughout the U.S, providing knowledge and experience in growing unique varieties in many different micro climates, elevations and soil types, specializing in high elevation viticulture. For more information about Stephens services or for a quote please go to our contact […]

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