Blended

  • Main Winery Sign
  • Spring in the Vineyard looking north
  • Spring day at the Winery
  • The Vineyard looking east
  • Winery Sign
  • Our vineyard looking west

Open every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5pm for Wine Tasting.

For the wine enthusiast we provide a place to enjoy wine tasting and learn about wine while sampling the wares of three very different winemakers, varietals, and styles.  Stop by soon and meet our winemakers – Jeff Fadness of La Vie Dansante Wines, Ted Medeiros of Medeiros Family Wines, and Ron Mosley of TASS Vineyards and Winery.

Blended, a Winemaker’s Studio is dedicated to supporting and growing wine and winemakers in the Santa Clara Valley. We provide the infrastructure, production space, equipment, education, and a retail outlet for up-and-coming winemakers who have the talent and ability to be successful but who may be lacking the resources necessary to enter this highly competitive and regulated industry on their own.

 

News

July
We’re working hard to make your experience a Blended unforgettable. We’re constantly working on the Tasting Room to create a comfortable, inviting environment (check out the new art on the walls!). We’re bringing in entertainment in the form of our summer music series on Sunday afternoons to provide relaxing background music. Our next step is to update the picnic area and lawn games to give you an even more memorable experience.

Speaking of the Summer Music Series, check out the “Winemaker Happenings” section just to the right to see the calendar of events. This series is sponsored by our good friend Sonny Dimeo at Frederick Dimeo Insurance Agency Inc.    We’ll have music on our stage from 1pm to 4pm every Sunday through at least the end of August.  If it proves as popular as we think it will we’ll extend the run to the end of September.

It’s official, TASS is leaving us at the end of August.  That leaves a spot for a new winemaker!  If you, or somebody you know, is looking to get into the wine business and needs a place to begin contact Jeff at 408-826-2712 or Jeff@blendedwinestudio.com.   The space available is for production of 750 to 1,200 cases of wine (12 to 18 tons of fruit) and includes; space, processing equipment, help with marketing, guidance on the legal side of the business, and weekend selling space in the tasting room.

June
When we started Blended, a Winemaker’s Studio our plan was to create a space where new winemakers could practice their craft, grow their following, and learn the business of running a winery while being supported by a network of friends. Since that first day it’s always been the current three – La Vie Dansante Wines, Medeiros Family, and TASS Vineyards and Winery. Now one of our chicks is leaving the nest.

Ron Mosley, the owner of TASS has a wonderful announcement coming up that involves his moving on to bigger, much bigger, and better things. I won’t spoil his surprise so you’ll have to watch his social media channels to get the news. Because of this momentous change, TASS will be leaving Blended in the next 90 days. We wish Ron all the luck in the world and can’t wait to see what he makes of this new opportunity.

Of course that means we now have an opening for another aspiring winemaker. Do you know anybody who’s looking to make and sell a little wine in Santa Clara Valley? Blended offers a fully functional commercial winemaking facility and tasting room for a single monthly fee. The capacity of the space being offered is a minimum of 500 cases per year and a maximum of 1,250 cases per year. Email “info@blendedwinestudio” or call Jeff at 408-826-2712 for more information.

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Winemaker Happenings

Tasting Room:
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).

On Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays the Tasting Room is open for La Vie Dansante Wines only.  Come in and try the full spectrum of their wines and meet Jeff, the winemaker.

July
7/4 – Thursday, noon to 5pm – La Vie Dansante Wines will be open, celebrating Independence Day. The BBQ will be hot – buy a bottle get a complimentary sausage dog and chips! Also, look for amazing deals on the LVD Wine Company Wines.

7/07 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Jeff Smith (Facebook)

7/08 – Monday, 6:30 to 8:30 – Blind Six Tasting presented by La Vie Dansante Wines in our Tasting Room. Ever wonder how a Sommelier can take a sip of wine and nail what it is, where it came from, and even – sometimes – who made it? Join us for a fun and educational class and we’ll lift the curtain and show you their secrets. Reservations are $30 each and are available in the Tasting Room, in our online wine shop.

7/14 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Tom Drake (Facebook)

7/21 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Austin Freeman (Facebook)

7/26 – Friday – Movie Night at La Vie Dansante Wines!  Tonight’s show is Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz vs “The Mummy”.  “Curtain” is at 8:15pm.  The plan is to have the Tasting Room open from noon until the end of the movie. There’s no admission fee but we have a 2 glass (shared bottle between 2) minimun. We provide the popcorn and surprise movie treats.  Older kids (PG13 movie) are ok, no outside alcohol but outside food is welcome. For evening events – no pets please.

7/28 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Chris & Friends (Facebook)

August

8/04 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Free Spirit (Facebook)

8/10 – Medeiros Family Wine Club Release Social

8/11 – Sunday, 1pm to 4pm – Live music with Cook ‘n Fenny (Facebook)

8/22 – Thursday, 7:00 to 9:00 – La Vie Dansante Wine Symposia – One Grape, 5 Styles – Syrah Around the World.  Tickets are $45 each ($36 for Wine Club Members) and include a fun lecture, Q&A time, and two glasses of wine!

8/24 – Friday – Movie Night at La Vie Dansante Wines!  Tonight’s show is Angelina Joie and her dad, Jon Voight in “Tomb Raider”.  “Curtain” is at 7:30pm.  The plan is to have the Tasting Room open from noon until the end of the movie. There’s no admission fee but we have a 2 glass (shared bottle between 2) minimun. We provide the popcorn and surprise movie treats.  Older kids (PG13 movie) are ok, no outside alcohol but outside food is welcome. For evening events – no pets please.

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