Autumn Newslet­ter

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.

Heart Hill oak trees surrounded by golden grapevines and hills

2022 Vin­tage Update

Patrick and Molly
Grapes in a bin

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

An array of colorful dishes and a bottle and glass of wine on a table, including scallops, steak and wild rice.

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

2. 2019 Reserve Chardon­nay & Grilled Scal­lops with Smashed Yams, Shishi­to Pep­pers & Braised Cher­ry Tomatoes.

3. 2019 Syrah & Grilled Brus­sels Sprouts, Hazel­nuts, Sal­sa Verde & burrata.

Autumn Lunch Menu »

Nin­er in the News

2018 Caber­net Sauvi­gnon Fea­tured in VinePair!

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.”

Read the full article »

A group of Scholarship awardees holding up a large check

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. 

Learn about Juan »

6 bottles of Fog Catcher in a wooden box

2019 Fog Catcher

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. 

39% Caber­net Sauvi­gnon, 23% Caber­net Franc, 23% Mal­bec, 12% Carmenere, 3% Petit Verdot

Shop 2019 Fog Catcher »

A wedding party sitting at tables in the Olive Grove looking at Heart Hill Vineyard
Andi & Jef­f’s Wed­ding, 2022 by Ellie Koleen Photography

Plan Your 2023 Event With Us!

We have opened our 2023 cal­en­dar for pri­vate events! A few things that we can offer include: 

  • Pri­vate engage­ments in our Chef’s Garden
  • Cus­tom lunch­es with food & wine pair­ings for groups
  • Gor­geous wed­ding cer­e­monies, rehearsal din­ners and dance parties

Pri­vate Event Info »

From Left to right: A couple cheers' on top of the vineyard; a view of a tablescape at a wedding; a Bride, Groom, Friend and a Golden retriever