Harvest is Here!
After a hot, dry growing season, harvest arrived promptly in early September and we are knee deep in grapes, working long hours to get them picked and crushed. While the crop load is a little light, the fruit is dark and delicious. We are doubling our production of Rangeland Wines this year, increasing from about 20 tons to over 40 tons of fruit, which will result in 2,000+ cases for the 2012 vintage. We are excited about the opportunity to provide more of our wines to the public and expand to some larger markets. Winemaker Shannon Gustafson has been busy overseeing harvest and keeping an eye on our fermentations. We are tasting ripe, concentrated flavors. It looks like a promising vintage.
Paso Robles Harvest Festival, October 19-21
We are delighted to be pouring once again at Thacher Winery for Harvest Wine Weekend, October 19-21 from 11 am to 5 pm each day. Come by and taste our newly bottled 2010 wines, including Petite Sirah, the Watershed blend and Cabernet Sauvignon. We'll have specials on our 2010 Mistletoe Blend (3 for $50) and the 2011 Flora Rose (3 for $40). Wine club discounts will apply to these already great prices for pre-orders placed online by October 18th. Thacher Winery is located at 8355 Vineyard Drive on a bucolic farm property. You'll have the opportunity to taste our 2010 wines and perhaps have a barrel sample or two, since we'll have some newly pressed wines.
Pouring at Adelaida Springs Ranch, October 20
And on Saturday, October 20, from 11am to 5pm, we will also be pouring wines at our ranch for the first time. Please come by and see our gorgeous views, taste our wines and enjoy grass-fed beef and lamb sliders-- grown on the ranch and cooked over oak firewood on our terrace! If you've never been out to Rangeland's headquarters, we invite you to make the trek -- you will not be disappointed. It's a special place. As usual, wine tastings for club members are complimentary. We will be charging $5 for two sliders. We hope to see you there!
First Ever Wine and/or Beef Club Pick Up Party
We are having our first ever wine club and/or beef club pick up party on Saturday, November 17 from 12-5. We'll pour some wines and have some tasty appetizers on hand: maybe something with grass-fed beef? You'll be receiving an email invite; be sure to let us know if you're coming so we can have your club shipments ready. Rain or shine, it will be a fun afternoon. We will be shipping wine club the week of November 26 (after Thanksgiving), and beef club the week of December 3.