Spring Equinox News
April 1, 2019
Rain-drenched hillsides and silvery, cloud-filled winter skies are making way once again for the birdsongs and brilliant hues of spring here on Howell Mountain. January and February rains brought much-needed hydration throughout the Napa Valley. Temperatures hit rare lows, bringing even the odd snow flurry to our high-elevation site; it was on such an occasion that, despite the cold, we began our pruning practice in the vineyard.
Spring Equinox News
April 1, 2018
Spring Greetings from Howell Mountain! As we emerge from winter, we witness a reawakening of
life around the ADAMVS Estate beyond bud break in the vines. Persistent sunshine has beckoned
fields of wild flowers and nutrient rich cover crops to breathe and stretch toward the sky.
Spring Equinox News
As abundant winter rains delivered us from a long standing drought and the clouds yielded to blue skies and warm days, we pause to celebrate the coming of spring and the promise of a new vintage.
Fall Equinox News
As the laughter of children return to the schoolyard, long summer days yield to cooler evenings, and we enjoy the last of our heirloom tomatoes, we write to share news from the Estate and announce our upcoming release of the highly anticipated 2012 vintage.
Summer Solstice News
As plentiful winter rains continued into spring this year, rejuvenating soils once depleted by drought, we as a community of farmers in the Napa Valley have enjoyed verdant landscapes replete with dense cover crops, abundant wildflowers, butterflies and high expectations for the unfolding vintage.
Spring Equinox News
As we celebrate the coming of spring and the promise of a new vintage, abundant winter rains quench soils deplete from drought. Green grasses, legumes and mustard adorn the lush landscape, and sheep move into the vine rows to mow the cover crop. The pond and creeks are overflowing here at ADAMVS and the favas are in bloom.
Cabernet for Connoisseurs
March 19, 2016
Join ADAMVS and fellow Vintners for the 21st Annual Cabernet for Connoisseurs Benefit Event at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. Wine tasting, auction and revelry all to benefit an important cause.
ADAMVS Wine Dinner at Rancho Valencia
November 12, 2015
Join vintners Denise and Stephen Adams and the talented Veladora culinary team for inspired pours, warm hospitality and locally sourced coastal ranch cuisine. A perfect union of the finest wines, cuisine and friends in scenic Rancho Sante Fe, California.
Wines from Around the World
November 1, 2015
This month's recommended reds from recent tastings by author Denman Moody of The Advanced Oenophile, who in 1980, at the International Wine and Food Society Convention, was able to taste through hundreds of the best wines and published one of the first comprehensive reviews in the U.S.
As the figs, plums and apples ripen in the orchard, bees forage among the wild flowers, and harvest rapidly approaches the mountains and hillsides of Napa Valley, we take a moment to share news from the Estate.
SUMMER SOLSTICE NEWS
As asparagus, strawberries, cherries and lettuces of all varieties fill our baskets at the farmer’s market and the longest day of the year approaches, we pause to reflect on the season and changes at ADAMVS.
GEOLOGY, GEOGRAPHY AND THE GREAT GRAPE
April 13, 2015
Watching over the Napa Valley, from the elevated point of Howell Mountain, ADAMVS Estate takes an organic approach to winemaking, while owners Denise and Stephen Adams ensure the very highest standards.
ADAMVS AT PEBBLE BEACH FOOD & WINE
April 11, 2015
Join vintners Denise and Stephen Adams for a multi-course wine dinner inspired by the romance and passion born from family kitchens, gardens and vineyards. Fancifully named Dynamic Duos: Love in the Kitchen, ADAMVS partners with culinary couples Lissa Doumani and Hiro Sone of Terra, Urchin and Ame…
SPRING EQUINOX NEWS
As we celebrate the coming of Spring, with all its vibrance and vitality, we pause to share with you news from the Estate.
This past month brought much needed rains and warm weather to Napa Valley; rejuvenating the soils, encouraging new growth and a lush, green...
MIKE WOLF - NAPA VALLEY GROWER OF 2015
March 5, 2015
We are proud to announce the Napa Valley Grapegrowers have chosen ADAMVS viticulturist and grape grower Mike Wolf as the 2015 recipient of the prestigious Napa Valley Grower of the Year. Wolf will be honored for his tremendous contributions to farming, viticulture and the community on...
ADAMVS AT PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY
February 1, 2014
This past Saturday, The Napa Valley Vintners association held its annual Premiere Napa Valley barrel auction, where ADAMVS presented a special auction lot of 5 cases of 2012 ADAMVS "Borne" Estate Cabernet Sauvignon...
PHILIPPE MELKA NAMED MOST INFLUENTIAL U.S. WINEMAKER
July 10, 2013
We are proud to announce that IntoWine.com recently unveiled its list of the “100 Most Influential U.S. Winemakers.” Topping the list of America’s most acclaimed winemakers was ADAMVS Winemaker Philippe Melka...
ADAMVS BREAKS GROUND!
July 4, 2013
This month we broke ground on the Library and Cypress House. Designed by renowned architects Kurt Melander and Peter Benoit, these buildings will echo the elegant interplay between light and shadow that is one of our estate’s defining natural aesthetics. Inspired, in...
BEES AND BIODYNAMICS
June 18, 2013
Though it has been a year and a half since we completed the rigorous three-year program to achieve our biodynamic certification, we see our work as stewards of our land as an ongoing process. In addition to renewing our certification each year, we are always working to enhance our methods...
ADAMVS DEBUTS AT PREMIERE NAPA VALLEY
February 24, 2013
ADAMVS recently made its debut at the 17th Annual Premiere Napa Valley, with a special auction lot of our 2011 ADAMVS "Borne" Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain. The winning bid for this lot, which noted wine critic Alder Yarrow of Vinography rated 9.0 to 9.5, was $20,000...