Happy 4th of July from the Anderson Valley and Colorado Everyone!
Today, the day before Eric returns home from working the Colorado market all week, the day before we open the tasting room for the next 11 days straight is a day filled with great news for our family winery. A few tidbits of great news to share with you all in no particular order...
The Panama Canal! Yes, this is exactly where our 2016 German Riesling and Rosé wines are moving through in a reefer (refrigerated) container this week. The estimated time of arrival in our glass here in California is July 15 - NOT SOON ENOUGH! We'll begin taking pre-sale orders soon on the website, the riesling especially is first come, first serve...our quickest seller last year! Both will remain priced at $20 a bottle and finally imported by yours truly Eric Story Selections!
A few hours ago, Ali worked with our Lord Sandwich Red Table Wine cellar partner (Meeker Vineyards - and Sandwich's Goldendoodle Big Brother Ennis) and nailed the first components of the next release. Due to Lord Sandwich Red Table Wine's popularity, we're making a few more cases this time in hopes of inventory lasting through the upcoming Holiday season. Never in a million years did we predict the incredible love and success for this wine! Fingers, toes and paws crossed for us please...we are hopeful to announce a national retail partner that will help us and continue to elevate www.socksforsandwich.org across the USA.
Speaking of the USA , we've extended our July 4th holiday hours in the tasting room - we're open ALL WEEK LONG 12pm-5pm (ish). Many of you are heading out to see us and to also visit the beautiful Anderson Valley and Mendocino Coast...we are looking forward to tasting with you!
Our "Small Lot Reserve" Wine Tasting Menu in the tasting room debuts on Saturday for $20 a tasting. This allows all of our wines to be tasted if so desired. The special reserve menu includes our:
- 2016 Lakotas's View Sémilllon (3 barrels)
- 2015 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay (200 cases),
- 2014 Thorn Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast. (4 barrels)
- 2014 Russian River Pinot Noir (4 barrels)
- 2015 Cabernet Franc (200 barrels)
Oh last but not least, please check out the new details of our Storytellers Wine Club. Now that it's a bit easier for folks to pick up wine locally, we've extended discounts to all members regardless if you are near or live across the country. Yes, you can still join up and/or gift to someone (who you really want to impress) ...current wine club shipments include: 2016 Sémillon, 2015 Dutton Ranch Chardonnay, 2015 Nash Mill Vineyard Pinot Noir and 2015 Cabernet Franc. A few epic events are also in the works for the Storytellers. HINT: better get your passport together!
Remember...we are holding all online orders until temperatures here, between and at your address is cool. Thanks for your continued support and sharing Our Story with others! We are so grateful to have you along this journey!
Cheers to a fun July 4th Holiday!
Eric, Ali & Lord Sandwich.