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Kenneth Volk Vineyards - Cellar Door Club
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 Introduction
 Pickup Party
 Featured Wines
 Upcoming Events
 

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Our March 2016 Cellar Door Club shipment features four hearty reds: our 2013 Petite Sirah from French Camp Vineyards and three 2012 vintages wines, our Zinfandel and Mourvédre, both from the Enz Vineyard in Lime Kiln Valley and a substantial Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County.


March Shipment

Our March 2016 Cellar Door Club shipment features four hearty reds: our 2013 Petite Sirah from French Camp Vineyards and three 2012 vintages wines, our Zinfandel and Mourvédre, both from the Enz Vineyard in Lime Kiln Valley and a substantial Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County. All of these wines have been featured from previous vintages to the Cellar Door Club.

In a departure from previous Cellar Door Club newsletters, our featured wine descriptions will be abbreviated in order to allow for presentations of other topics. Please remember, our past Cellar Door Club newsletters are always available to access online on our website – www.volkwines.com. These past wine club newsletters often contain more pertinent information concerning vineyards and winemaking protocols, which may be of interest to newcomers to the Cellar Door Club.

A detailed description of a previous vintage of our featured wines can be seen via the links below:

Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County
Mourvédre, Enz Vineyard, Lime Kiln Valley
Zinfandel, Enz Vineyard, Lime Kiln Valley
Petite Sirah, French Camp Vineyard, Paso Robles


Christmas in March

Also included in this shipment is a gift we were planning on shipping with our November 2015 Cellar Door Club shipment. Unfortunately, our supplier was not able to make a delivery in time for that shipment.

We have included the gift with this shipment: a “Blade Aerating” pouring spout.

The blade is not the lead guitarist in an alternative rock band, but a rather simple bottle mounted wine aerator that helps open up young red wines for enhanced enjoyment.

Ken says, “I tend to mistrust wine aerators, for the majority of the products tend to be designed to capture the imagination of the wine consumer rather than improve the wine. I have a drawer full of such aerators from various suppliers and most of them are junk. What I like about this blade is its simple design – just insert the black stem into the bottle and pour.”

The clear narrow flattened portion of the spout allows a broad, narrow stream of wine to have air to be drawn in as it passes, by increasing the dissolved oxygen level in the wine.

An aerator is not going to make Petite Bordeaux into a Grand Cru, as some aerator sales people will claim. What it will do is open up tight young wines for earlier enjoyment.




Pick Up Party
Pick Up Party

Cellar Door Club Pickup Party

Saturday March 12, 2016
from 5:30 – 7:30pm

Calling all Cellar Door Club members! Stop by the Santa Maria tasting room any time between 5:30 and 7:30pm to pick up and taste the wines in your March club shipment.

Delicious appetizers will be prepared by Testa Catering to pair with Ken’s March picks. Stay tuned for the menu! Space is limited: only 60 spots available! Reservations required.

Cellar Door Club members — $20
Non-members — $25

Please email your RSVP to megan@volkwines.com or call (805) 938-7896.






Upcoming Events

March 12, 2016 — Cellar Door Club Pickup Party

KVV Santa Maria Tasting Room 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Testa Catering will be preparing delicious appetizers to pair with Ken’s March! Space is limited so reservations are required. Please RSVP to megan@volkwines.com.

$20.00 Cellar Door Club members
$25.00 Non-club members

March 11, 2016 — Whole Foods Blossom Hill

San Jose, CA 4pm – 6pm

Our California Sales Manager, Tim Gabriel, will be onsite pouring KVV wines from 4 until 6pm. Stop by and say hi!

March 18, 2016 — Winery of the Month, Stax Wine Bar

Morro Bay, CA 6pm – 8pm

Kenneth Volk Vineyards will be the featured Winery of the Month in March at Stax Wine Bar in Morro Bay! We will be onsite pouring KVV wines on 3/18 from 6 to 8pm.

April 23, 2016 — Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Festival

Riverview Park, Buellton, CA 1pm – 4pm

Get ready for the 34th Annual Santa Barbara Vintners’ Festival Grand Tasting, held Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the beautiful River View Park in Buellton. The Vintners’ Festival is the largest tasting of Santa Barbara County wines of the year. Celebrate with over 120 wineries and winemakers, more than thirty food purveyors and chefs, regional artists, live music, and more! Tickets are all-inclusive and include free parking, all wine tastings and food sampling. For more information, please visit http://www.sbvintnersweekend.com/festival.html.

June 10-11, 2016 — 19th Annual Rhone Rangers Celebration of American Rhone Wines

Golden Gate Club, San Francisco Presidio,San Francisco, CA

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