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We've decided to stay open on Saturdays from 1:00-5:00 pm for wine purchases and pickups. You can order online and we will have your wines ready for you during those hours or by appointment any day of the week. Tastings will resume as soon as COVID restrictions allow. Stay safe out there and remember to wear a mask!
Our Fall New Wine Release features three wines from the stellar 2018 vintage that are perfect matches for your Thanksgiving and holiday meals. These wines will be available for tasting and purchase beginning November 14 from 1:00-5:00 pm at the winery. They are available now online. Tasting reservations are recommended as we can only accomodate three groups at a time--use our Contact Us form to request your time and size of your group (in the "Comments" field).
We finished the 2020 grape harvest on October 20 and put our last wines in barrel on November 9. For those who like numbers, here is some fun data about the 2020 harvest:
Now that harvest is over, we can get ready for the busy holiday season, fine-tune our wines and prepare for next year's bottling. This week we will start malolactic fermentation (ML) in our newly barreled red wines. This secondary fermentation converts harsh malic acid in the wine to the softer lactic acid. This takes from one to three months. Once that's complete, we can top off the barrels and let them rest for awhile.
Bottling will be in February or March, but corks, screwcaps and bottles need to be ordered in the next few weeks. The red wines need to be blended, so we are doing more blending trials this weekend. Soon after, we will create the blends and let them rest in barrels until bottling.
Finally, we are working on some great holiday specials so watch your email and our website for details later this month