Dough 3 1/2 – 4 cups of flour – we used whole wheat for a chewier texture but most use bread flour Cornmeal (set aside for rolling) envelope instant dry yeast 2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups of hot water, 100 degrees F 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus 2 teaspoons Combine flour, yeast and salt …

This compelling tale follows the lives of two families, the Hamiltons and the Trasks, as they settle in California. Samuel Hamilton moves with his wife, Liza, to the Salinas Valley, and the Hamiltons eventually become a prominent family in the region. Adam Trask, meanwhile, settles in the valley with his pregnant wife Cathy, and becomes …

Red Mountain is the smallest appellation (sub appellation of Yakima Valley) in Washington State at 4,040 acres (1,630 ha). Due to warm temperatures, red grape varieties dominate on Red Mountain. There are, however, limited plantings of white grape varieties as well. Klipsun, Taylor Mag and Canyons vineyards are sources for Browne Family Vineyards, including our …

One of the busiest people at our company during harvest is this man, who leads vineyard operations at Browne Family and has for the past eight years. As an individual who has traversed the vital industry roles of grower, winemaker, winery owner and operator, mentor, philanthropist, supplier and today a wine executive responsible for Precept …

Thanks to the season’s hot, dry weather and that state’s relatively newer plantings, the harvest in Washington should be well in excess of last year’s 227,000 tons. Working with very little water is nothing new to our vineyard teams, and having even less precipitation this year didn’t seem to put a crimp in things. We …

Historical stories of the human struggle and perseverance are the books that seem to compel me. This is another page-turner worth reading. Here’s the set-up. Enjoy! “It’s April 1948, and war hangs over Jaffa. One minute seven-year-old Salim is dreaming of taking his first harvest from the family’s orange tree; the next he is swept …

We’re always looking for fun, easy and healthy recipes to keep on hand around the house. These look perfect and are great to have on hand with us always on the go. 1 cup regular rolled oats 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup peanut butter 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 …

Courtney and I had a unique opportunity at the end of last year and beginning of this year to visit and explore three dynamic wine regions in the world: New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. New Zealand truly had the most “Jurassic Park wow factor” in the wine world. The islands have such an incredible …