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June 19, 2013

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Medal Winners!

Summer Hours

Selection Chile Sale for June

Custom Labels

Drink Recipe

Tuesday to Friday: 11:00AM to 7:00PM

Saturday:10AM to 3pm

Closed Sunday and Monday.


We had to share some fantastic news that has just happened recently.  We entered 10 of our wines into the International Winemaker Competition that took place in May and we won FOUR medals. Silver for our Vintner’s Reserve Pinot Gris, Bronze for our Island Mist Pineapple Pear Pinot Grigio, Vintner’s Reserve Angel Blanco and Selection Italian Amarone with Grape Skins.

Keith & Barb Peppard proudly showing off their Silver Medal winning Pinot Gris!

Summer Hours

Starting this Saturday, June 22nd we will be closing at 3pm.

Selection Chile Sale

Last call to save 10% on all of our 6 week wines from Chile. Click here to watch a video with the charming Tim from winexpert who talks about all of the Chilean wines that are featured in June.

Interesting Fact:

Chile’s claim to fame in the wine world is their Carmenère. For years since the 19th century Chilean grape growers thought they were growing Merlot.  It wasn’t until the 1990’s when French wine enthusiasts discovered that some of the grapes in a number of Chile’s vineyards – believed by the Chilean’s to be a variation of classic Merlot – were actually Carmenère, a variety long since lost in its native France due to an infestation of pests.  Chile was left virtually unaffected by the infestation due to its convenient geographical location and natural protective barriers.  As it turns out, the country had inadvertently preserved the Carmenère grapes amidst its Merlot for 150 years!  No wonder Chile considers Carmenère to be its signature grape.  It’s the best mistake they ever could have made.


Carmenère grapes in Chile….beautiful!

Custom Labels

The results are in from MacDay Labels, the company who makes our custom labels!  Thank you to all of you who voted on what the new designs should be.

Here are the winners!

To thank all of the customers who took the time to vote, we are saying thank you and awarding two sets of custom labels free (they can be the new or older design). Congratulations to Carolyn Boland & Monique Lanteigne-Leblanc.

Drink Recipe

Make Your Carmenère (Or Any Red Wine) Summertime Friendly!

Forget everything you’ve heard about spritzers.  They don’t just come in white!  Drop blackberries and raspberries into your glass, cover them with your Chilean Carmenère and chill for 10 minutes.  Fill the rest of your glass with sparkling water and you have one easy red wine spritzer perfect for those warm evenings under the stars.