The Big Move
Cue the drum roll, the dramatic intro music…
We are moving!
And not just a “move to another place about the same size and do the same thing” kind of move – this is THE BIG MOVE.
University Avenue. Hillcrest. Food. Patio. Roll-up Windows.
Think of the coolest brewery you’ve been to, and it’s like that, but with wine and food (and cooler)!
We are extremely excited – remodel is underway, and we are targeting a July opening. The space is quadruple our current size, and will have ample seating both indoors and out for you to hang out, enjoy our wine, and dine on our new food menu! We’ll also be offering a small selection of craft beer and brandy cocktails for that person in your group who just won’t drink wine (you know them…).
And, we are equally excited that Heather Newman is joining us! Heather was in charge of marketing and events at Carruth Cellars the past few years, and did an outstanding job. Look forward to an amazing events schedule at our new location.
Check out this video we’ve put together about the new location and giving a general overview of what we are all about. More updates will of course be coming, but before we jump to the next topic…
We are on Crowdfunder! Crowdfunder is like Kickstarter, but for investors, and . If you’re interested in having a piece of the action, the term sheet and details are on Crowdfunder. Just reply to this email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
By the way, Clara really doesn’t like to be on video, so in case you are wondering, that’s why she doesn’t appear in it. Don’t worry, she’s still very much here and part of the new place!
In the wine world, things can take a while. Not just for the grapes to grow and for the wine to be made, but for changes in mindset and agricultural practices.
It took a while, but it’s here.
The first certified organic wine grown and produced in San Diego County.
We’re extremely excited and blessed to be working with Page Organics in Ramona, source for our certified organic Malbec and Petit Verdot. The vineyard isn’t big, and we can’t make much of it (just 28 cases), so we relish every drop.
Driven with bold aromas of damp forest floor, dried fig, red plum, thyme, blackberries, and pencil lead.
Nothing added, nothing taken away. Unoaked, unfined, unfiltered, never sulfited, and naturally beautiful. Most is allocated to our wine club – the remainder is available in the tasting room while it lasts.
Pruning and Rehabilitation
The Ahmeur Vineyard just started its rehabilitation last season. For the last 20 years of its 80 year life, it received no attention – not just no pruning, but no brush clearing and no watering! Much of the original vineyard is lost, but the vines that have survived are big, old, gnarly and just… gorgeous.
Last year after discovering the vineyard, we got the okay from the land owner to clear the brush and start caring for the vineyard. It went through its first pruning last year, and we just finished the second. While it will take two or three more years to finally get the vineyard back in shape, we are hoping to get a small harvest from it this year.
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