Tasting room news:
We're open for this weekend on the 5th and 6th for tasting and wine club pickup. Our selections this quarter are 2012 Chardonnay and 2011 Merlot. The Oaked Chardonnay is a pleasant summer sipper with notes of citrus, and the Merlot is becoming our go-to dinner wine as it ages comfortably in the bottle.Please come by and celebrate our third anniversary of tasting and take home a complimentary commemorative glass.
We are getting wines ready for bottling. We tend to bottle a little later than most wineries so that we can bottle many of our wines at the same time. This gives the reds a few more months in the barrels and allows the whites to mature as well. We'll be sampling our Tuscan blend and readying our New releases of Sangiovese and Dijon Pinot.
Irrigation inspection and repair consume a lot of drippers this time of year, at 1000 per acre we are continually cleaning and replacing plugged ones, and fixing leaks. The vines are at full growth and we're managing the canopy to keep the fruit in diffuse sunlight and allow good air circulation for mildew suppression.
Alderin's Meadery news:
Our latest barrel of strawberry mead, Frejya's Blessings is maturing quite well, and should be bottling soon! Alderin's Meadery is proud to be a sponsor for the next City Lights Theater Production, "Spamalot" in San Jose!! We will be pouring mead at the Opening night gala and at ALL the end of show parties!! If you want to taste our mead and see a super show at the same time, please come see the show!! Tickets are available here. It runs July 24-August 31.