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Blog - Musings from Etude

Etude was founded on the philosophy that winemaking begins in the vineyard long before the harvest and that superior grape growing diminishes the need for intervention by the winemaker, resulting in wine that is grown, not made. This remains our approach today as we continue to build the Etude legacy.

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Cozy up this season and welcome Fall with a pumpkin cookie recipe topped with cream cheese frosting. Melt your mouth in this food and wine pairing as it makes the perfect duo with your October club shipment. This soft spiced dessert is packed with fresh pumpkin and warm spices. Prepare to indulge this irresistible treat while sipping on your favorite Etude wines!
This summer, we propose a captivating duo for your leisurely afternoons: a glass of exquisite Etude wine coupled with an immersive read. Whether you're a wine connoisseur, an avid reader, or someone who simply relishes tranquil summer afternoons, this blog promises to guide you toward the perfect pairing for a memorable experience.
At Etude, we believe sustainable farming results in better, higher quality wine, and ensures the viability of our estate for generations to come.  Just like the vineyards, we’ve implemented many sustainability practices across our winery.
At Etude, we believe sustainable farming results in better, higher quality wine, and ensures the viability of our estate for generations to come. 
Etude has mastered the art of crafting exquisite wines, and now we're here to guide you through the process of hosting a memorable outdoor wine party.
Each bottle of Etude Cabernet Sauvignon carries the nuances of its origin, providing an experience that's not just about enjoying a glass of wine, but about exploring the unique characteristics of these prestigious vineyards. Whether it's the full-bodied yet elegant Coombsville, the luxuriously fruit-forward Oakville, or the complex, earthy Rutherford Cabernet, there is a special bottle ready to make your Father's Day celebration even more memorable.
Get ready to toast Rosé Day on June 10th with a sublime pairing of our Pinot Noir Rosé and a savory tomato bruschetta, made fresh from the organic produce of our on-site garden. Our Pinot Noir Rosé, with its luscious notes of strawberries and cream, pomegranate, white peach, and honeysuckle, beautifully complements the tangy-sweet flavors of ripe tomatoes. A simple yet tasty bruschetta recipe brings together the harmony of fresh tomatoes, garlic, and basil, enhancing the fruity characteristics of our wine.
Explore the art of food and wine pairing with our 'no rules' approach inspired by Etude Winemaker Jon Priest. Discover the versatility of a sparkling wine, a rosé, and a pinot noir in your brunch menu, each enhancing a variety of dishes to maximize your sensory experience. Dive into this culinary journey, uncovering pairing ideas and tips for creating your own unique brunch collection.
Brunch just got better! Whether you're hosting a bottomless brunch with friends or enjoying a quiet Sunday morning at home, this wine cocktail is a versatile and sophisticated choice that is sure to impress. With a combination of our Blanc de Noirs Sparkling, fresh grapefruit juice, and a dash of bitters, this is a refreshing and light wine cocktail that pairs perfectly with brunch favorites like quiche, fresh fruit, and pastries.
To build community, education, and animal welfare in Sonoma. Etude has a long history of stewardship over the land we farm and the animals who call it home. In the development of our Grace Benoist Ranch vineyard, we incorporated twelve miles of wildlife corridor to preserve riparian habitats and migration pathways. Today, we share our vineyards with wild turkeys, pigs, falcons, owls, and even the occasional bear. To further our mission of stewardship, we're proud to partner with Charlie's Acres, a Sonoma animal sanctuary dedicated to the care of rescued farm animals and building community through compassion.
Treat your mom to a delightful day of savoring exquisite Etude wines, exploring what the Napa Valley has to offer, and creating cherished memories together. At Etude, our passion for winemaking and commitment to crafting exceptional Pinot Noir and other varietals ensure that your Mother's Day outing will be a truly memorable one. After your tasting, there are plenty of enjoyable activities to do with your mom on Mother's Day in the Napa Valley. Continue reading for our top choices.