So This is Christmas
Greetings snd salutations from our cabin on the hill.
We hope this update finds you well. We have a few updates to share with you during these holiday times.
The Ledge / Decker Kitchen winemaker dinners were a resounding success, both the 5:30 and 7:15 seatings were sold out and the wines paired brilliantly with the food. If you are in the Thousand Oaks area, don't hesitate to pop in for a bite and some wine. We have Grenache Blanc on tap (they bought our last keg) and several Ledge wines by the glass and bottle. For some reason our G2 Vineyard Tannat is enjoying an upswing in popularity, and we have been fielding a ton of requests for this wine. Decker Kitchen purchased the last case of the 2015 vintage and we are blasting through the last 7 cases of the 2014. It is not up in the store, but it is available by request via email by clicking here.
In other wine news, we are preparing to bottle our 2019 James Berry Vineyard Rosé, which is 95% Counoise and 5% Cinsaut. We picked it for the purpose of rosé and will be bottling about 80 cases of this wine, so keep your ear to the rail for this release. As for the reds, our 2018 Bien Nacido Syrah is on the horizon for a 2020 spring release, as well as the new MCA Cuvée, which will be a blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cinsaut. We are getting more ande more Rhône-ly, and beginning with the 2019 vintage, Ledge will only producing Rhône varietal wines.
On the vineyard front, rehabilitation is in effect, as we are preparing to fill in damaged and gopher gobbled vines. We have a hefty chunck of Syrah, Grenache, Roussanne Cinsaut and Counoise on order and will be working hard to get the estate vineyard back to it's full potential.
Ciera has been working hard on the administrative front, streamlining wine club options and making things more efficiant in general for you all. We will be hosting LedgeFest again this April 18th for all wine club members, complete with library wine offerings, new releases, live music, food and panoramic views of the Willow Creek District from the comfort of our "field of dreams", which is a large meadow just beyond our Grenache vines.
We hope to see you soon.
I'll check in with you again on January 1st, 2020.
Peace be with you!