There is so much to see and do at the estate during this time of the year. Tour the vineyard and winery on an ATV, walk through our estate garden, or relax and enjoy a tasting flight and lunch from our seasonal menu. Click here to schedule your visit, and read on to learn about what’s happening around here.
Included in this newsletter: the end of the 2022 Vintage, Autumn Food & Wine, November Philanthropy, 2019 Fog Catcher Release & more.
2022 Vintage Update
The 2022 vintage is finished, and what a whirlwind it was. It began on September 1st with Cabernet Franc and ended on October 28th with Grenache. It was the shortest vintage in our history, and we are looking forward to seeing how the wines evolve in barrel.
Vintage 2022 by the Numbers
1. We picked 215 tons of grapes. That’s equivalent to 538 barrels, 156,000 bottles or 795,000 glasses of wine.
2. We harvested 18 different grapes and will ultimately craft over 20 different wines from this vintage (single varietals and blends).
3. Harvest lasted 57 days from the first to the last day of picking.
Autumn Food & Wine
We like to pair our offerings with the season, and with golden vineyards & cooler weather we’re shifting our food & wine menus. A few highlights:
1. 2019 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon & Roast Beef Au Jus with a cheesy potato waffle & horseradish
“We asked 9 Sommeliers: Which Cabernet Sauvignon Offers the Best Bang for Your Buck?”
“Niner Wine Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Paso Robles (2018) is my favorite Cabernet Sauvignon these days […] I’m a big fan of this winery as they are the first SIP-Certified winery in the U.S. […] I have so much appreciation for their hard work for the environment.”
We’re Donating $1/Bottle to the Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship This November
The Juan Nevarez Memorial Scholarship supports children of vineyard & winery workers by awarding funds based on financial need, academic excellence and community involvement. The majority are first-generation college students. To participate, donate directly or purchase wine from us this November.
Just one month after its release, we are nearly sold out of the 2019 Fog Catcher. We recommend ordering this week to secure some of the last available bottles.
The 2019 vintage has incredible depth, expressive layers and outstanding age-worthiness. We recommend aging it for up to 10 additional years in your cellar or decanting prior to enjoying it.