One day we three winemakers looked around and realized… welp, that’s it for 2017 – Harvest is officially over! Yes, there are still a million small things to do along with catching up on all the stuff we’ve been putting off “until after harvest”, but for the most part the season is complete.
It was a strange harvest (aren’t they all?). With all of the water in the spring we were expecting a bountiful, easy harvest but the cooler than normal summer broken up by extreme heat spikes conspired against us. As we came into the home stretch, where the grapes gain most of their sugar and flavor, we were hit with a 120 degree day in the vineyards. This basically shut down the vines. Vineyard managers all hurried to irrigate, hoping to keep the canopy (leaves) alive and prolong the ripening. They saved the plants but the water dropped the sugar concentration and raised the pH, two not so good things for making wine. In the end 2017 didn’t live up to it’s early promise and we winemakers struggled to use all of our knowledge and art to produce our wines. Not to worry though, as always good winemakers will take what’s given to them and make good wines.
Can you believe the holidays are here already? The second week of November is the winter wine club release for Medeiros Family Wines. A week later La Vie Dansante Wines releases their winter wines. Before you know it we’re at Thanksgiving and all of the Christmas Parties in early December. You know you’re going to be giving wine as a gift, stop by Blended and stock up!
We’ll be open normal hours the weekend after Thanksgiving, closed Christmas Eve (Sunday), and then open normal hours New Years Eve Weekend. Look for emails and Facebook posts telling you about our Christmas Eve-Eve party on Saturday the 23th. Last year was a blast and now the secret’s out so this year should be huge!
Stop by and sample the wines of three distinctly different winemakers every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm. We have a $10 tasting fee (refunded with the purchase of a bottle). If you can’t make it on the weekend give us a call at (408) 852-0779 or email email@example.com for a weekday appointment.
10/11 – Medeiros Family Wines Winter Wine Club Release
10/18 – La Vie Dansante Wines Winter Wine Club Release – Members join us after hours, 5pm to 8pm for an intimate get-together in the Tasting Room. Taste the new wines and enjoy a unique food pairing. Wine tastes for sampling, glasses for purchase.
10/25-26 – The Tasting Room will be open our normal hours, noon to 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday following Thanksgiving
12/23 – The annual Blended Christmas Party from 4pm to 8pm. Details coming soon!
12/24 – The Tasting Room will be closed so our staff can enjoy the holiday with their families.
12/30-31 – The Tasting Room will be open our normal hours, noon to 5pm on the Saturday and Sunday prior to New Years