Get ready, get set…

Grape! I mean, almost. We’re not quite there yet, but we only have mere metaphorical minutes before grape season is upon us; so it’s time to dust off the ol’ green (or red, or black) textbook and prep the produce section for summer’s most poppable treat. You’re a busy grocer, and we’re busy grape-ists, so […]

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The grapes are coming! The grapes are coming!

Okay, so maybe there won’t be a Paul Revere-esque horseman riding through the streets heralding the coming of Pretty Lady grape season, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be prepared. Start thinking bountiful fruit salad, frozen “grape-sicles,” and refreshing smoothies now so you’ll be all set to purchase and pop ’em in your mouth when […]

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Even Better Than That Flying Nanny

As Mary Poppins somewhat boldly announces, she’s practically perfect in every way. Well, Pretty Lady grapes are entirely perfect in every way. Don’t believe us? Well, then, you’ve just admitted to never having tried one! We recommend you rectify that travesty toot sweet! (Tout suite if you’re fancy…or simply French.) But, if you’re one of […]

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Harvest Hobgoblins are so good, it’s scary.

It’s time to celebrate the spookiest time of year, Dulcich-style, because Harvest Hobgoblins have arrived. Delicious, crisp, and wrapped in the coolest, hobgobliniest packaging you ever did see, Hobgoblins are crisp, juicy, and a perfect antidote to fall’s resident Big Man on Campus, the ever unsubtle Mr. Pumpkin Spice. Hobgoblins come in red, green, and […]

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Pretty Lady Vineyards Announces Fall Line-up—you won’t believe what happens next!

Did I get your attention with that snazzy headline? Probably…um…no. The only thing more tired and out of date than the term “snazzy” is a clickbait headline. Also tired and out of date? The omnipresent social media quiz. Which Harry Potter character are you? Which Disney princess are you? If you were a Tupperware bowl, […]

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It’s Back-to-Schome Season!

For the full effect, read the following à la Friends’ Chandler Bing: Could this Back-to-School season BE any more bonkers?  And, at this point, would it even be that strange if Mr. Chandler Bing himself strolled into your living room and uttered the above statement himself? Isn’t that what 2020 has been all about—completely weird […]

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A Bunch of Grape Reasons to Eat a Bunch of Grapes

This is kind of silly, right? We’re about to give you a “bunch” of reasons why grapes should be a recurring character in the sitcom that is any modern household kitchen. It’s like we’re actually absurd enough to think you need to be convinced to eat these naturally sweet treats by the handful. We don’t, […]

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What it takes to grow a great grape/CA Grapes-Pretty Lady is Here!

It’s July and do you know what that means? *drumroll please 🥁* The Pretty lady Season has begun! That’s right, the moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Now you can look forward to finding our delicious Pretty Ladies at your local grocery stores for the rest of the year. From our flagship […]

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Top Seals-Top Focus on Safety Shipping Fresh Table Grapes

Those of us who love grapes (which should be every one of us because they’re so delicious) knows what a perfectly crisp, juicy, and sweet grape tastes like and once you start eating them, it’s sometimes really hard to stop. Picking out the perfect bunch of fresh grapes at our favorite grocery store always brings […]

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How Grapes are Grown – Farming Behind the Scenes

It’s almost harvesting season here at Pretty Lady Vineyards and we could not be more excited. As we speak, our little Pretty Ladies are on the vine and just about finished with their flowering stage. Wait…you didn’t know that grapes bloom? Yes, dear friend, much like many other fruits, grapes bloom and little baby grapes […]

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California Grapes (The BEST Grapes in the world. According to us at the VERY least)

Californians have been cultivating grapes for almost 200 years. That might seem like a long time, especially to those of us who, every so often, might feel like even certain work weeks take forever and a day (😂). ­But in the grand scheme of things, our state is actually fairly new to the grape-growing business. […]

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The Twelve Grapes of Luck (Las doce uvas de la suerte)

At Pretty Lady Vineyards, we find great joy, luck, and prosperity come from working with grapes throughout the year. But there’s an old Spanish tradition that insists grapes and luck truly go hand in hand: right at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. The tradition has been around since the turn of the […]

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A Grape Twist on the Traditional

Tradition is a double-edged sword. Sometimes it makes for great memories or feelings of warm-and-fuzzy nostalgia, but other times it means sticking with boring for the simple sake of “that’s the way it’s always been done”. We acknowledge there are some things that should always remain constant and true, but we’re big advocates for switching […]

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Grape Party Foods for Friendsgiving (and other Holidays)

Celebrating Friendsgiving? Here are some grape party foods to try out! These offerings work well for potluck-style meals or hosting at home. We’re not gonna lie, sometimes these recipes make their way into our regular at-home meal rotation, too. They’re that tasty. Whether you try them out once a year or eat them on the […]

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A (Very Condensed) History of Grapes

Economically speaking, grapes are one of most important fruit species grown around the world. Have they always been so popular? The short answer is yes. According to archeological evidence, grapes have been enjoyed by humans for pretty much the whole of human existence. There are records of people using grapes to create fermented beverages in […]

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