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December 2015 – The new Chateauneuf-du-Pape

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments


The 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Papa has arrived!!

  We are happy to announce that the 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape has arrived just in time for the holidays. It joins our other recent arrivals: the 2013 Cotes du Rhone red and the 2013 Ombre du Chateau.

The 2013 Chateauneuf-du-Pape offers those deep red/black fruit flavors that are so typical of Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines.  More refined than the powerful 2012, it brings great balance and finesse, coupled with good tannic structure that will let it age. It is currently available for order…at 2012 Prices!!

We think you are really going to like it

Plus It will make a great holiday gift
And look for our signed and numbered magnums
(limited quantity)
Winemaker Dinner at Terra Plata
Our friends at Terra Plata in Seattle have once again offered to host a ‘Winemaker Dinner” featuring all of our new-release wines.  Each of the four wines (rose, red, Ombre, Chateauneuf) will be paired with a course created by renowned chef Tamara Murphy. It promises to be a great evening of food, wine and friends.  To be held December 9, go to the Terra Plata website:  http://terraplata.com  for reservations. Hope to see you there!!

October 2015

Posted by on Oct 9, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Vineyard news:  Vendange is virtually all finished in the Cotes du Rhone.  Chateauneuf-du-Pape farmers have concluded with their final vineyards being picked this week.  And harvest has finally come to La Lionne.  The team from Domaine St. Prefert was out yesterday to pick…..essentially getting finally it all done in one day.


Wine news: The new, 2013 Ombre du Chateau has arrived, along with the 2013 Cotes du Rhone red, in the warehouse in the U.S.. These join the 2014 Cotes du Rhone rose’ and the 2012 Chateauneuf-du-Pape red for sale through the website.

August 2015

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Fete Booth

What a long weekend………….I just spent 2 1/2 days up in Chateauneuf-du-Pape participating in the annual Fete de la Veraison.  This is my 6th year manning a stand and  selling wine. This year, they had me in the ‘dungeon’ of the chateau…a very cool space with all the original walls and floor.  And is decorated as it would have been back in the day.It was a much better environment for the wine….. cooler than being out on the street in the hot sun.   But, given that it was up in the chateau, and most of the weekend’s events were down in the town, I did not get as many customers as I had hoped. I made  a few contacts, met a number of new folks, and got the word out that I was in town and making Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines. So, all in all, a good weekend.