July 2014

Our Summer sale on six week wines has now started. Each year, our supplier gives a discount of 10% on a select number of wines in June, July & August. We pass those savings along to you.  Generally the discount is between $12-15 per batch. We will be emailing our special sheet for these wines at the start of each summer month.

Here are the July specials featuring wines from Italy;

Whites:  Our top selling dry white ITALIAN PINOT GRIGIO is priced at $164.05

We also have a limited number of June's special, an Estate Dry Creek Sonoma Chardonnay 8 week kit at $192.36 ($15 off)

Reds: Selection 16 litre VALPOLICELLA or BAROLO are specially priced at $160.46 

Crush grape skins 18 litre BRUNELLO or AMARONE are on sale at $185.18

All our prices include labels, shrink tops, corks and taxes.

The sale starts today and will continue until all stock is sold. We generally try to purchase as much as we can and will carry each month's specials into the following month. 



Specialty Ports: We have just learned that in addition to the perennial Chocolate-Raspberry Christmas port we will be receiving a limited number of Blackberry ports. This was a very nice, slightly less-sweet port that was last available in 2011.  Orders are now being taken and the wines are priced at the same price as last year $154.95 for thirty 375ml bottles. 

Barrel updates:

a) The Limited Edition Washington Cabernet/Merlot is now being filtered into the large barrels and should be ready to bottle in late July or early August.

b) The Meritage blend we are making is SOLD OUT and will go into the barrels in about 3 weeks. We are very excited to taste this estate and crush blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenere and Petit Verdot. A Meritage is three or more classic grapes from three continents.

c) Our spring Oaked Shiraz/Viognier  blend from March is about to come out of the barrel and we are taking a list for the next 30 batches that will be started in late June. This is an excellent early drinking wine and a bargain at $189.95 all-in including the oaking. As of July 2nd there are 11 spots left. The wine will be started on the 1st of August and will be ready to bottle in mid-November

d) We will have room for two more large barrel oaked wine later in the summer. We have chosen  an Italian Amarone. Response to this offering at $209.95 including oaking has been very swift and we are now SOLD OUT.


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