We are reaching the end of the winter season here in Paso Robles, and we have lots of fun updates to share with you! Included in this newsletter: our new 2023 events, an article on our water reclamation system, winter food & wine pairings, a photo journal and more.
Thank you for your support!
Rows of winter cover crop at Heart Hill Vineyard
As we start to see spring loom in the distance, we’re enjoying sprawling green vineyards and bright blue skies. The cover crop is healthy and lush, and we’ll be bringing our sheep back over the next few weeks to mow everything down. All this explosive growth was due in part to the high rainfall that we’ve seen this year.
Paso Robles Rain Highlights:
· Record-setting storms in January brought substantial rain (along with a short tasting room closure!) and we’re now in the midst of a second sizable storm.
· We’ve received over 16 inches of rain so far this year, with more expected this weekend. · Our Water Reclamation ponds are full. We collect rainwater to store and use later in the season when water is not as abundant.
One of our storage ponds, used for holding reclaimed water that will later be used for irrigation in the vineyard.
One Drop at a Time: Water Reclamation at Niner
Conserve and collect: two important techniques for preserving water. In this blog piece, Critical Resource Manager Craig explains how our rainwater collection system works.
Our Winter Wine Club shipment is here! This month, Club Members can enjoy a special tasting flight, including the 2020 Reserve Grenache, 2020 Syrah, 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2019 Reserve Twisted Spur. And if you live further away, don’t fret! Your shipments will arrive this week. Enjoy them!
Tasting room associate Matt Mesick hopes we will see you at an event on the road this year!
Niner On The Road
We’re coming to a city near you! Join us at a series of special tastings and dinners at partner restaurants and bars. We’ve compiled a list of all the upcoming ‘road trip’ events, and we hope you can join us at one!
Find us in: Ventura CA, Dana Point CA, Scottsdale AZ, Las Vegas NV, West Chester Township OH and more.
A view from one of our favorite events last year — the Heart Hill Vineyard Vista Dinner
2023 Food & Wine Events
Our events calendar is here! From al fresco vineyard dinners to garden workshops to winemaking seminars and a Fog Catcher blending party, we are so excited to share these special events with you.
With bright blue skies and green rolling hills, Paso Robles is incredibly beautiful right now!
Beautiful Paso Robles
Winter is an underappreciated time in Wine Country. If you can’t join us soon, we created a photo journal for you to enjoy that showcases the vineyard’s beauty, including this bird’s eye view of Heart Hill Vineyard looking towards the coastline.
A rainbow between storms at Heart Hill Vineyard earlier this year
We’ve had cold, frosty and foggy mornings this year too!
Our solar panels soaking up some sunshine in between rainstorms.
The landscape is already a lush, vibrant green after the storms we have had. With more rain coming, we hope these views are here to stay awhile!
Our Zinfandel vines soaking up some rain under sunny skies
A close-up of cover crop and pieces of shale that make up a large portion of our soil composition at Heart Hill Vineyard. This year, our cover crop is a combination of cayuse oats, bell beans, dundale peas and vetch.