Happy New Year! We are excited to present your first club shipment of 2024 featuring new vintages of member-favorite wines, including our 2023 Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Proprietary Right Bank Blend, 2021 Proprietary Malbec, and more. We are thrilled to offer you these wines and cannot wait for you to enjoy them.
Over the past year, we were thrilled to participate in events to help in the fight to end Alzheimer’s, like Inspire Napa Valley, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and the release of the 2021 Honouren Cabernet Sauvignon. All of our efforts are thanks to your support and contributions, and we are honored to have donated over $225,000 directly to the Alzheimer’s Association® since 2020.
Ryan MacDonnell Bracher & Miles MacDonnell
Winter 2024 Vineyard Update
I’m pleased to report a stellar start to our dormant season, with ideal rain and sunshine nurturing our cover crops. The chilly weather in December and January is exactly what we need for the vines’ restful slumber.
We’ve begun pruning, starting with our oldest vines and moving to the youngest to protect them from potential infections. This crucial process will span about three months across our 360 acres of vineyards.
Our sheep have arrived! They play a dual role in our vineyards: reducing greenhouse emissions by replacing tractor mowing and naturally fertilizing our soil.
This year, we’re focusing on Brassicas cover crops, like turnips, rapeseed, and mustard. They’re fantastic for suppressing weeds, enhancing soil structure and moisture retention, and restoring soil health. Plus, they’re great for deterring pests like nematodes.
As we look ahead, we remain committed to sustainable practices and the health of our vineyards. The synergy between our traditional methods and natural processes promises a vibrant future for generations to come.
Experience the culinary artistry of our Estate Chef, Fernando Arias, at home with this special chicken spice rub. This unique creation is perfect for imparting a gourmet twist to your chicken dishes, whether grilled, roasted, or sautéed. It is also delicious with butternut squash, mushrooms, and salmon!
Ingredients: salt, pepper, paprika, fennel seed, coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel pollen
Each shipment is unique, click below to learn more about all of the February wines.