Happy October !
* join us for changing fall days, relaxed fun, and always great wines *
Harvest is Upon Us! The September rains slowed everything down for about 10 days, but harvest started for us on September 30th with 5.5 tons of Viognier. We are already seeing some color on the leaves (Malbec above) and the warm afternoons and cooler evenings and mornings have been nice. We picked 8.2 tons of Sauvignon Blanc on Monday the 2nd and will pick the Verdejo on October 11th. Tempranillo and Tannat are probably next in late October followed by the Malbec, then Carménère and Mourvèdre. It has been a little different year with the very wet spring, hot early summer followed by smoke and resulting overcast days, and then the rain in early September. The grapes for the most part have responded well and we look forward to a great harvest season.
The new Verdejo was introduced at wine club Wednesday at the end of September and is now on the tasting menu along with our 2013 Tempranillo that won Gold/Best of Class in the recent Sunset International Wine Competition (see the October magazine)! Join us on the patio and we will keep the umbrellas up while the weather allows. The fire pit has made its fall debut and is perfect for those slightly cooler afternoons. And, if you aren't happy with outdoor conditions, it is perfect inside. Join friends for a relaxing afternoon and take a bottle home to share as well.
Trivia is back!!! Sunday, October 22nd. This is also National Mother-in-law's day!
Soup is On! We will feature a bowl of different soups through the fall and winter. This is a perfect late lunch or afternoon pick me up on a cooler day. Each soup is chosen for a paring with our wines. Find your favorite.
Admiral's Armada Members: PICK UP Wine Club Wednesday October 25th from 4 to 7 pm. Pat and Paula will host this evening with a little food and fun as well. Not yet a member? Join today at the tasting room or on line.
2017 Bear Creek Wine Trail Passports still available! Passports are only $30 (just $27 for wine club members). Each passport enables the "traveler" to have 3 tastes at each of our 12 unique Tasting Rooms and they are good for a year after purchase. More information www.bearcreekwineries.com.
** End of Daylight Saving's Time - FALL BACK Sunday November 5th; an extra hour for wine.
** November 11th - Veteran's Day
** Trivia, Sunday November 12th 3-5 pm
** Thursday November 23rd - Thanksgiving Day - we will be CLOSED
** OPEN Black Friday, November 24th -- Start the Holiday Season off with us!
** Admiral's Armada Members: Wine Club Wednesday, November 29th, 4 to 7 pm.