Thursday, February 20, 2014

All About Nelms Road, +20% Off!

The Seattle Times recently published a nice article about our Nelms Road wines. The article highlights our philosophy and why making Nelms Road is so important to our overall winemaking program. These wines may be produced in larger quantities, may be more widely distributed and may be at a lower price point, but they adhere to the same standards of quality as our reserve wines. Check out The Seattle Times article by Andy Perdue for the full story on how this brand came to be.

Want to try the Nelms for yourself? Here’s your chance to purchase these wines at an awesome discounted price. We recently released our 2012 Nelms Road Cabernet Sauvignon and 2012 Nelms Road Merlot and are currently offering a 20% discount on these wines. Use code nelms2014 when checking out at our online store. There is no minimum order requirement, and we offer free shipping on purchases of six or more bottles of any of our wines. This promotion ends February 28th, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity!
Nelms Road screw cap

Also, keep your eyes open for some changes to the Nelms Road packaging. You’ll notice on our 2012 Nelms wines that we have moved to a screw cap instead of a cork. This decision was twofold – we can better guarantee a great product with no chance of cork taint, and we reduce our costs, which allows us to keep prices low for you. Stay tuned for a label redesign to be rolled out in the next couple years as well.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sagemoor Vineyards 2013 Wine Tasting

Each year after harvest, during the slow winter months, wineries and growers like to get together to taste the newest vintage of wine produced from their vineyard. Kent Waliser, General Manager, and Derek Way, Vineyard Manager, for Sagemoor Vineyards – which includes Sagemoor Farms, Bacchus Vineyards, Dionysus Vineyards, and Weinbau Vineyards – came by the winery to taste the 2013 wines with Kevin and Rick.

This is an enlightening exercise for both the winery and the vineyard. It’s a great opportunity to talk about the previous growing season, discuss any changes the winery or vineyard will be making in the coming growing season, and to taste the fruits of the previous year’s labor. Some vineyards host tastings where multiple wineries get together to share their wines and techniques, and others like Kent and Derek, stop by individual wineries to taste with the winemakers.

We tasted the Weinbau merlot, which goes into the Columbia Valley Merlot, and two blocks of cabernet sauvignon from Sagemoor, which go into Artist Series and Old Vines. The wines were showing very well, especially considering they are only three to four months old. Tasting these wines gives us a glimpse into what will come.