Vinavanti+MIHO Farm-to-Wine Party
Five courses of delicious farm-to-table food paired specifically to go with our wine selections (and a little raw juice). Unlike a traditional, stuffy, sit-down wine dinner, we’ve decided to go with a fun and casual, early afternoon, cocktail-party style event (but with wine instead of cocktails of course!). The party is on Saturday, December 7th, from Noon until 3pm.
Food is by A MIHO Experience (www.amihoexperience.com) – the creative and delicious force behind the MIHO Gastrotruck – minus the truck! All wines are naturally made from locally-sourced grapes, with no adding sulfites, native fermentations, unfiltered and unfined. All pours are 3 ounce.
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Closed Thanksgiving Week
Our tasting room will be closed Thanksgiving week, November 28th, 29th and 30th, so come in this week to stock up on vino! We are open this Thursday and Friday (21st and 22nd) from 3-7pm and Saturday (23rd) from 11am-6pm. We will be open again starting Thursday, December 5th.
“DS9″ Mourvedre Release Oct 31, Nov 1-2 – 10% Off Signed Bottles
Halloween marks the general release of our 2012 “DS9″ Mourvedre. There’s quite a story behind this wine… We’ll save the story of the grapes’ journey and how the wine got its name for the tasting room (better with a glass of wine in your hand). The story of how the grapes were made into wine was through whole-cluster carbonic maceration. We took the entire grape clusters, put them in a tank, sealed it with an airlock, and left it… for three weeks! When we opened up the tank, the aroma was wild and intensely varietal Mourvedre – smoked ham, thyme, figs, and as Bryan from WineSellar put it, an aroma like ”a freshly put out camp fire”. We’re in love! Come by this Thursday, Friday or Saturday for 10% off signed bottles of DS9.
Join Us During PROTOCOL Wine Studio’s #winechat Nov 6
We’re happy to be a co-guest speaker (along with Michael Christian from Los Pilares) on PROTOCOL Wine Studio‘s #winechat on Twitter, Wednesday, Nov 6th, from 6-7pm Pacific. Join in by following along and tweeting with the hashtag #winechat. We’ll be talking about sourcing locally grown grapes, natural wine making, and our 2013 harvest.
Wine Mixer for Vegan Awareness Month this Saturday Nov 2
We’ll be hosting a wine mixer this coming Saturday, Nov 2nd from 5pm to 9pm in conjunction with the San Diego Veg Festival. Our Black Label wines are made without any animal-based processing aids, which many people are surprised to learn are common in the wine industry. In addition to our wines, there will be vegan food, a pop-up veg book store, and Global Organic Teas in case it gets chilly (or wine is not your thing). Pre-sale tickets to the Veg Festival are available for purchase, and save even more with our wine and ticket package! Read the rest of this entry »
We’re Certified Organic!
We are very excited to announce we are the first, and only, winery in San Diego County that is Certified Organic, and 2013 marks the first harvest of Certified Organic wine grapes grown in San Diego County from Page’s Organics. Organic wine (organic grapes + organic wine making) is unfortunately a rare find. Often a wine is labeled “made with organic grapes”, which means that while the grapes used were organic, the wine making process itself was not. This harvest we’ll make San Diego County’s first fully organic wine from grape to bottle!
Viognier Harvest and 2011 Grenache Release Today (Aug 17th)!
Our tasting room is back open today (Aug 17th) and things are hopping! It has been a warm year, and our Viognier is being harvested. Come by the winery and check it out as the grapes begin their journey into wine. Our Viognier is high-altitude out of Warner Springs on its own roots, and we’re going to be making it not only into a natural white wine, but also as a sparkling petillant naturel and a port!
Also, today celebrates the release of our 2011 Grenache – ruby red and rich with red cherries, cranberries and white pepper. Come in for 10% off bottles signed by the winemaker.
Tasting Room Closed 8/2-8/16; Grenache Release 8/17
Due to some travel and harvest preparations, the tasting room will be closed starting Friday, August 2nd through Friday, August 16th, 2013. We apologize for the inconvenience – being a small winery has its challenges. When we re-open on Saturday the 17th, we’ll celebrate with the release of our 2011 Grenache – come in for 10% off signed bottles!
Last Call for 2005 Small Lot Cab Sauv
Saturday, July 27th marks the end of general availability of our 2005 “Small Lot” Cabernet Sauvignon. After that, the remaining bottles will only be available to Wine Club members, so come in before August if it’s one of your favorites!
San Diego County Wine Festival, July 27th
On July 27th, we’ll be at the San Diego County Wine Festival, along with twenty other local wineries, plus food vendors, music, and silent auction items. This event is held at the Bernardo Winery in Rancho Bernardo from 1 to 4pm. Tickets are $25 in advance online and $30 at the door, which includes 12 tastings, a personal sized fresh baguette, olive oil and vinegar for dipping, and a logo tasting glass.