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Kenneth Volk Vineyards - Cellar Door Club
 June Shipment
 Pick Up Party
 Featured Wines
 Upcoming Events

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Three California classics—Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel—accompany our latest Touriga Nacional bottling, a foundational varietal in the exceptionally diverse and delicious Portuguese wine tradition.

June 2013 Shipment

Facing the mountains overlooking Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, California

The rites of spring have been occurring in Tepusquet Canyon with the smell of blooming sage and—according to Disney’s wise owl from Bambi—the songs of “twitterpated” birds, bees, and frogs filling the air. Springtime’s soundtrack is definitely twitterpated. The 2013 growing season is now in full swing and our Santa Maria vineyards have 6-12 inches of shoot growth. Below average rainfall to outright drought conditions exist in most of our Central Coast growing regions.

The 2013 growing season will most likely be a smaller crop due to the large crop of 2012 and the lack of significant rainfall this past winter and spring. Grape flower counts look slightly below average but the crop size potential will not be known until bloom and fruit set is completed in June.

The cellar staff has been busy with fine tuning wines and doing several bottling runs: we have some superb wines coming out in the future for your enjoyment. It is impossible to predict the quality of the first “teen” vintage of this millennium but the winemaking team and growers for KVV are ready to embrace the challenges ahead with unbridled passion in the pursuit of excellence.

Special Discount for KVV’s Fans

We appreciate your membership and, as a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer our members a special 30% discount* when they increase their June shipment to a case or more! For a limited time (discount to end June 18th), Cellar Door Club members can take advantage of 30% off of their order when purchasing 12 bottles or more! (*not valid on already discounted wines)

Stock up on summer white wines! We are offering our 2011 Malvasia Bianca, San Bernabe Vineyard and our 2010 Verdelho, Pomar Junction Vineyard to our club members at a special discounted pricing — Just $16.00/bottle! Take advantage of over 30% savings on these delicious, refreshing white wines! (*no other discounts apply)


It’s time to load the quiver for Moms, Dads and Grads as well as for your friends who feed your furry “kids” while you’re away enjoying the mountains or the coast. Now is the time to stock up on your summertime libations whether they’re refreshing whites or delicious reds. As always, Cellar Door Club members receive complimentary shipping on case purchases shipped within California, and out of state members receive a $12.00 shipping credit on case purchases.

KVV Staff Picks

If you’re unable to visit our tasting rooms to check out the KVV bounty first hand, take the advice of our staff: here are some must have picks from our wonderful KVV team.

Featured Wines

Brief tasting notes and food pairings follow. If you want to know more about these wines, read on and enjoy. To customize your shipment, please log in to select the combination of wines you wish to receive. If you wish to customize your Cellar Door Club shipment, we encourage you to do so as soon as you read this email.

2010 Touriga Nacional, Pomar Junction Vineyard — Paso Robles

Full Retail $36.00 / Club $28.80

Touriga Nacional produces deeply pigmented wines with moderate tannins and bright acidity with flavors of red and black fruits as well as aromas of sage, rosemary, lavender, and violets. The floral aromas and acidity of this variety are what make it distinct whether it’s being used for a table wine or Port. The finished wine has aromas of olallieberry, violets, and ginger and, on the palate, it has a supple quality with flavors of blueberry, cherry, and white pepper.

Roasted Chicken with Roasted Pepper, Olive & Thyme Sauce


2008 Merlot — Paso Robles

Full Retail $28.00 / Club $22.40

Our 2008 Merlot has aromas of red plum, mocha, cigar box, and barrel spice. This wine presents flavors of ripe berry, black fig, star anise, and mocha. This Merlot can be enjoyed with rich pasta dishes and grilled meats.

Marinated Rib Eye with Gorgonzola Sauce


2009 Zinfandel, Enz Vineyard “Terraces” — Lime Kiln Valley

Full Retail $36.00 / Club $28.80

Lighter in color than our primary bottling of Zinfandel from the Enz Vineyard, our Terraces bottling has aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry, and baking spices with flavors of raspberry and plum followed by soft tannins and bright acidity. This delicious wine will be great with summertime barbecues.

Spicy Honey-Glazed Baby Pork Ribs


2011 Chardonnay, “Jaybird” — Santa Maria Valley

Full Retail $22.00 / Club $17.60 Club Special Pricing $15.00

Our 2011 Jaybird Chardonnay has aromas of ripe Granny Smith apple and citrus zest. On the palate, flavors of pear, apple, and papaya lead to a flinty finish held up by bright acidity. This cool-climate steel-fermented and aged Chardonnay is rich and refreshing. This wine can be enjoyed with just about anything you would squeeze a lime or a lemon over. This wine is a perfect foil to rich, crème-sauced seafood, poultry, and pasta dishes.

This bottling was awarded a gold “Best of Class” at the 2012 Sunset International Wine Competition as well as the 2012 Central Coast Wine Competition; it recently rated 90 points by Wine Enthusiast magazine.

Santa Barbara Shrimp with Polenta, Pancetta & Asparagus


Ken’s Picks Subtotal
(Before tax, shipping where applicable):

$95.00 for
Cellar Door Club members



Remember, as a Cellar Door Club member you get the opportunity to choose any wines from the Kenneth Volk Vineyards portfolio for your wine club selection. If these above options don’t tickle your fancy, you may select instead from other wines in the KVV portfolio, a perk of membership in our club. Please make your selection now: visit our preference page. Please update any changes to your billing and delivery address information.


Shipping Preferences

Whether you have your wines shipped or pick them up at our Santa Maria winery or Paso Robles tasting room, all preference changes must be completed by May 24, 2013. Estimated shipping date: June 10, 2013.

Take it from us: these wines rock. In every shipment, “Ken’s picks” demonstrate his decades of winemaking experience. If you know you always want to receive our featured wines—Ken’s picks—simply do nothing: you will receive Ken’s picks as the default shipment. If you prefer to pick and choose your own custom shipment from the KVV portfolio, you are more than welcome to do so. Simply log into your account by May 24th to let us know what you want. Please help us keep costs down by recording your preference before the deadline.

Customize Your Wine Preference

If you are having trouble changing your preferences, contact Megan Maretti at (805) 938-7896 or via email at

Special Requests

Contact Megan Maretti at (805) 938-7896 or via email at if you have a special request or prefer to have this shipment sent to you.

Shipments that are not picked up within 60 days will be sent to the address on file and billed accordingly. Please help us by picking up your wine in a timely manner or by making arrangements to have your wines sent to you.

Pick Up Party
Pick Up Party

June 8, 2013 ~ Cellar Door Club Pickup Party

5:30–7:30pm at our
Santa Maria Tasting Room

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 June shipment.. Stay tuned for more details!

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

Please email your RSVP to or call (805) 938-7896.

Upcoming Events

May 18, 2013 ~ 24th Annual Culinary Evening with the California Winemasters

6–10:30pm at Warner Bros. Studio, Los Angeles
Wine tasting extraordinaire and a spectacular hors d'oeuvres dinner benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Held on the "Midwest Street" backlot at Warner Bros. Studio Gate 7—Forest Lawn Drive. For tickets and information, please visit

May 31, 2013 ~ 4th Annual Wine, Waves and Beyond Barrel to Barrel Event

5pm–8pm at The Cliffs Resort, Pismo-Shell Beach
Wine tasting, beer tasting, food and fun by the sea, all to support a great cause: the Association of Amputee Surfers. For tickets and information, please contact Brooke Mattingley at or (805) 556-3306.

June 8, 2013 ~ Cellar Door Club Pickup Party

5:30–7:30pm at our Santa Maria Tasting Room
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 June shipment. Stay tuned for more details!

Reservations required—Please RSVP by June 1, 2013.
Cellar Door Club members – $20.00 ~ Non members – $25.00

Please email your RSVP to or call (805) 938-7896.

June 22, 2013 ~ Knights, Wines and Roses

1–4pm at St. Joseph High School in Santa Maria, California
Wine and Beer tasting for a good cause! Join us and some of our local winery friends, brewery friends and local eateries as we help raise funds for needy students. Auction lots will be available for bid; arts and crafts will be for sale as well! Please contact Karen Jaekles for tickets and information at

June 22, 2013 ~ Atascadero Lakeside Wine Festival

4–8pm at Atascadero Lake Park, Atascadero, California
This signature event brings together more than 80 wineries and a dozen chefs offering their renowned wines and food for tasting and sampling. Guests will experience an amazing culinary and wine tasting affair sure to please everyone's palate from the beginner to the well seasoned. This event surely is not one to be missed! For tickets and information, please visit

June 29, 2013 ~ Santa Barbara Wine Festival

2–5pm at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
For tickets and information please visit

July 19–21, 2013 ~ The Chardonnay Symposium

at Byron Winery in Santa Maria
Named one of the top ten wine events in California by LA Weekly! For tickets and information, please visit