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The Accidental Winemaker

I never dreamed that I'd be a winemaker!  Several years ago, we came to California with our small herd of horses to escape the Florida summers.  While my wife was fully involved with the horses, I became interested in the vineyards around our ranch.  Met some good people, got interested.  And now, in 2020, we've bottled the first of grapes that I helped source and blend, wines that have my input with the assistance of master winemaker, Steve Clifton.

Hopefully, you will enjoy drinking these wines as much as I've enjoyed making them. 

Kent Mitchell

Kent Mitchell
November 30, 2020 | Kent Mitchell

December Already?

In between family visiting, Thanksgiving Dinner with good friends, and walks on the beach, we opened the doors on Thanksgiving Day.  What a fun time!  We were busy all day, met lots of new people, had a great time and sold some wine. 

Quiet at the tasting room today, so coming up with some December specials, getting out emails and preparing for our first Wine Club Shipment.  If you haven't checked out the Wine Club, we offer 2, 4, and 6 bottle clubs shipping four times a year.  We'll be processing on December 11th so you have until the 10th to sign up. 

Back at the ranch, the horses enjoyed a three-day weekend for Thanksgiving and some extra treats.  Back to work today for the herd! 

Time Posted: Nov 30, 2020 at 1:54 PM Permalink to December Already? Permalink
Kent Mitchell
November 21, 2020 | Kent Mitchell

Happy Thanksgiving

I can't believe it is already the end of November!  I've been a little remiss in Holiday preparations so far since the weather has been great and surf has been good.  But one thing I wanted to get done was to offer some specials this week!  I couldn't find catchy phrases for each special but the bottom line is that we're doing 25% discounts on various wines all week in person and online. 

"Winter White Wednesday" - 25% off a two pack of our 2019 Semillon
"Black Friday Mouvedre Madness" - 25% off a two pack of our 2018 GMGb and 2018 GSM
"Small Business Saturday Steals" - 25% off a two pack of our 2019 GB and 2018 Malbec
"Cyber Monday Deals All Week" - two of each of our wines plus two additional bottles of our wine of your choice $300 - a 25% plus savings and great way to try all the wines.

Time Posted: Nov 21, 2020 at 6:00 PM Permalink to Happy Thanksgiving Permalink
Kent Mitchell
November 11, 2020 | Kent Mitchell

A Salute to Veterans Day

Just want to take a moment to say thank you to all who serve and those who served so we can all enjoy the freedoms of our great nation.  This Veteran's Day we salute you. 

Time Posted: Nov 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM Permalink to A Salute to Veterans Day Permalink
Kent Mitchell
November 1, 2020 | Kent Mitchell

Fall time at the Ranch

Can't believe it is already November.  Back on the ranch, the horses are suddenly shaggy...until they're clipped and fancy looking; mornings are crisp, even with some frost on the ground some days.  Out at the beach the shorty wetsuit isn't quite as comfortable as it was just a few weeks ago and surf sessions are a bit shorter.  Over at the tasting room we're opening up a little earlier and closing a littler earlier too to take advantage of the daylight.  As dusk falls we often have folks gather by the firepit and enjoy a glass of wine before heading to an early dinner. 

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2020 at 4:56 PM Permalink to Fall time at the Ranch Permalink