Past Newsletter Sample – Originally sent on August 6, 2010
It’s time to start planning for Harvest 2010! The vines have begun veraison
after a cool Spring and Summer that promises the intense flavors that come from
long hang times. We are ready to take reservations – please call 707-433-2511
or email firstname.lastname@example.org to put your grapes on the list!
WHAT’S NEW IN 2010?
CRUSHING AREA WITH DRAINS
We have just finished our new crushpad!! We have replaced a large piece of concrete where we used to use the crusher and have relocated the crusher to a new, lower pad of concrete. Both have new drains and we are now working on a sorting table so that two people can sort the grapes as they fall into the crusher which will be located on the lower pad. We have added recycled cabinets under the roof to house all the
miscellaneous tools of the trade (and get them out of the house!)
TZABACO RANCHO VINEYARDS FACEBOOK PAGE
We have a new and active FACEBOOK presence with daily posts! Please create a
Facebook account (keep it private, if you wish) to view our content! This
information is also posted on Twitter for those who prefer to see it that way!
ESTATE 1856 WINES BOTTLED!
We just bottled our 2007-2008 dessert wine, made primarily from Merlot and
Malbec and fortified with our own alcohol produced for us by St. George Spirits
(who distilled our own fresh Merlot wine for those spirits), in lovely, tall
375 ml bottles. A fruit forward and complex wine that works so well to
finish a meal!
EUROPEAN GRAPEVINE MOTH UPDATE
Due to the current state activity to prevent the spread of EGVM (European
Grapevine Moth) that was found last year in Napa Valley (over 50,000 moths
trapped in Napa County vs 48 moths trapped in Sonoma County as of July 19th) –
we have been advised by our County Ag Commissioner that home winemakers need to
have their fruit crushed and SO2 adjusted here unless they want to seek a
permit to transfer intact fruit into their own county. This is because we are
currently in the quarantine zone as several moths were found in
Healdsburg/Geyserville and 5 mile quarantine zones were established. NO MOTHS
HAVE BEEN FOUND CLOSE TO US YET!! The government is working furiously to find and contain any
moths that are found and current information about EVGM can be found on the Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioners website. Email me if you have any other questions!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE THIS YEAR!! Brian and Janice Schmidt