Schmidt Family Vineyards
Truly a family run winery and vineyard where three generations of the family are involved in making the wine, running the business and even creating the menu. We have visited and filmed Schmidt Family Vineyards in the Applegate Valley twice.
Our first visit was during the winter months proving that wine tasting is of course a year around activity. There was snow on the ground and we met Cal Schmidt the head wine maker and his daughter Rene.
The grounds of the winery are just gorgeous at anytime of year. We loved sitting by the pond on our second visit which was during crush. You can plan your visit by visiting their website here.
And talking about crush. It is my favorite time of the year to visit a winery. This is when you might see grapes being picked and the various aspects of wine production. Our film below is from our second visit when we met with Duncan as he pressed some grapes and watched Rene do a lab analysis on the current batch of Tempranillo.