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.
Cannot believe it has been over a month since I've checked in and we've been coast to coast to coast.....
September started off in North Carolina then down to Ocala, Florida then back to the ranch in the Santa Ynez Valley, then down to La Jolla, CA for a family wedding and an awesome Boz Scaggs concert, on to Houston, TX for my 50th High School Reunion wrapping up with a wine tasting, and back to Ocala...all in under a month...
We're working with our winemaker, Steve Clifton, on opening up a small tasting room near home; working with folks in Florida for opportunities at the horse show venue and local clubs. Rona's again pledged a portion of sales to benefit wildife - September for Hurricane Ida assistance and October will go to Friends of Texas Wildlife in The Woodlands, TX. So, it's been pretty busy all around.
Hope that you all are having a great fall and looking forward to the holidays ahead.
So excited to have our newest wines ready, labeled, and licensed! We have a 2020 Grenache Rosè, a 2018 Malbec Reserve, and a Cab Sav blend, our 2018 Claret. Wine club members will be getting a bottle of each to try later this month along with their regular orders!
With the devastation coming to our Gulf Coast, we will be making the September WILD2525 discount in honor of National Wildlife Day focused on those areas. Use the code WILD2525 and get 25% off your order, 25% off shipping and we will donate 25% of all sales to Wildlife Rescue efforts in the area affected by Hurricane Ida. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the path of this horrendous storm.
While I've been spending a good portion of time in Florida, Rona's been back and forth for the horses, ducks, and wine stuff. This week I've been informed, by Rona, that we're doing discounts for National Red Wine Day (40%) Aug 24-31 with code RED40; National Wildlife Day (25% + 25% to charity) September 1-31 WILD2525; National Grandparents Day September 12 GRAND50 (50% off orders and 50% off wine); and GINGER50 on September 23 in appreciation of National Redheads Day for Rona and her Mom and our son Alex.