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

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Featuring wines from some of Ken Volk’s favorite wine varietal discoveries from around the winemaking world: Tempranillo from the Iberian Peninsula, Verdelho from Australia and Portugal’s Madeira, Blaufränkisch from Eastern Europe, and Cabernet Franc from Western Europe.

November 2013 Shipment

For our March 2014 Cellar Door Club shipment, we’re pleased to showcase four wonderful food wines. Our Tempranillo hails from San Benito’s John Smith Vineyard in the northern Central Coast while our Verdelho, Blaufränkisch, and Cabernet Franc originate from vineyards in San Luis Obispo County’s Paso Robles AVA. Enjoy these wines with friends and fabulous food.


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.

2009 Tempranillo, John Smith Vineyard — San Benito

Full Retail $38.00 / Club $30.40

This wine received Double Gold and Best of Class at the 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition. In Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar “Focus on the Central Coast” report, wine writer Josh Reynolds describes the wine as a “pretty suave style for the variety” that “becomes sweeter with air and finishes on a gently tannic note with lingering floral and spice-cake nuances.” This wine may be enjoyed with a variety of cuisine from herbed pastas with carbonara or marinara sauces, egg-based dishes such as quiche or frittatas, or hearty meals of lamb, rabbit, duck confit, or osso buco.

Roasted Lamb Meatballs with Red Sauce and Polenta


Blaufränkisch, Pomar Junction Vineyard — Paso Robles

Full Retail $28.00 / Club $22.40

Our Blaufränkisch has a beautiful purple-crimson color and aromas of ripe blueberry and plum with hints of mace and white pepper on the palate. The wine has flavors of cherry, blackberry, and mocha that are supported by bright acidity and moderate tannins. This wine will show well with duck, lamb, veal, and venison particularly when accompanied with a black cherry sauce.

Duck Breast with Fresh Cherry Sauce and Grilled Apricots


2012 Verdelho, Pomar Junction Vineyard — Paso Robles

Full Retail $24.00 / Club $19.20

Our 2012 Verdelho displays floral and citrus aromas and flavors of melon and tropical fruits. This delicious wine can be enjoyed on its own or paired with chicken, fish, and shellfish dishes. It’s the perfect wine to enjoy with seafood paella.

Seafood Paella


2008 Cabernet Franc — Paso Robles

Full Retail $48.00 / Club $38.40

The 2008 vintage produced an elegant, slow-to-open-up wine that is lovely now but will be an even more stellar wine with several more years of aging. Our 2008 Cabernet Franc recently received high scores and praise by several prominent wine publications recently including Wine Enthusiast. This wine may be enjoyed with a variety of foods like beef, grilled duck, roasted chicken, pizza, and veal.

Homemade Pasta and Red Pancetta Pan Sauce


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

$110.40 for
Cellar Door Club members



Remember, as a Cellar Door Club member you have the opportunity to choose any wines from the Kenneth Volk Vineyards portfolio for your wine club selection. If the 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 February 26, 2014. Estimated shipping date: March 10, 2014.

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 select your own custom shipment from the KVV portfolio, you are more than welcome to do so. Simply log into your account by February 26th 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

March 8, 2014 — Cellar Door Club Pick Up Party

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

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 shipment.

Delicious appetizers will be catered by Rooney’s Irish Pub. Stay tuned for the menu! Space is limited: only 60 spots available!

Reservations required by March 3, 2014.

Cellar Door Club members — $20

Non-members — $25

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

Upcoming Events

February 29–March 1, 2014 — 14th Annual World of Pinot Noir

2:30pm—6pm at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, California
The World of Pinot Noir brings together Pinot Noir enthusiasts and Pinot Noir producers from the most exceptional and unique regions in the world for a weekend celebration and educational experience at the edge of California's Central coast. This will be the first year the event is held at the luxurious Bacara Resort & Spa. We'll be pouring on Saturday March 1, so come say “hi” and taste Ken's eclectic Pinot Noirs! For tickets and information, please visit WOPN.

March 14–16, 2014 — Paso Robles Zinfandel Festival

Join us for a three day celebration of Zin: case specials all weekend long!

Friday: It’s a hootin’ hollerin' hoedown at the Kenneth Volk Vineyards tasting room in Paso Robles! Saddle up and mosey on over to the wild Westside for a boot scootin’ good time. Full BBQ dinner will be served. Dance to live music by the legendary Monte Mills. Western attire encouraged! Grub, gulps, and giddy up from 5pm—7pm: $37 for Kenneth Volk Vineyards Cellar Door Club members, $47 for non-members. Reservations required: please call the Paso Robles tasting room at (805)237-7896.

Saturday & Sunday: Join us for a Devine cookie and wine pairing experience. Six unique gourmet flavors of cookies paired with six varietals of KVV wine: delicious! From Albariño to Zinfandel, we have a wine for every palate. Pack a picnic and join us in our parklike setting. Wines sold by the glass or by the bottle.

April 10–13, 2014 — Santa Barbara County Vintners’ Association Spring Festival Weekend

We’re excited to announce the new partnership between the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association and Relevé Unlimited, an event production company. Relevé Unlimited will now coordinate all aspects of the two annual festivals of the Santa Barbara Vintners’ Association (the Spring Festival and the Celebration of Harvest) as well as create new signature events to support the association’s members and business affiliates. Both organizations feel this will be a fantastic new direction and opportunity that will bring depth and added benefits to the festivals. We’ve outlined some of the exciting new incentives for participants below. We look forward to seeing you at these exciting events! Stay tuned for ticket prices for this wide array of events.

And don't forget to stop by our Santa Maria tasting room for wine specials and tasty bites on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 -13. We'll also have live music on Sunday!

  • THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2014


Celebrity golf tournament at Sandpiper Golf Course in Santa Barbara (up to 120 players)

Wine and food delights available at select holes

  • FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014


Consumer and trade seminar program in the Santa Ynez Valley

Four seminar sessions including luncheon with wine and culinary tasting stations featuring wines from seminar presenters


Sparkling wine seminar and panel discussion

AVA comparative seminar and panel discussion

Vintage tasting seminar and panel discussion

Vineyard exploration seminar and panel discussion (Bien Nacido Vineyard & Pinot Noir)


Sommelier discovery luncheons (up to 50 attendees per luncheon)

Up to four restaurants throughout Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez, and the Santa Maria Valley which meet criteria of providing exceptional wine lists and cuisine; food paired with wines from participating Vintners

1:00—3:00 pm

Vineyard hikes with wine (up to 30 attendees per hike)

Guided hike with stemware through the vineyards at up to three vineyards providing stellar views in rolling terrain; wine and food stations situated throughout the vineyards

6:30—9:30 pm

90+ points top-rated wine dinner

Join us in the plaza at the Fess Parker Doubletree Hotel under the stars and by the sea for Santa Barbara County's top-rated wines presented with culinary creations by top chefs.

6:30-9:30 pm

Casual wine country dinner

In the Santa Ynez Valley at a very special winery/ranch setting: casual and communal with wine, food and dancing under the stars

  • SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014


Wine barrel & barrel toasting seminar with barrel tastings

At the Buellton Bodega in the Santa Ynez Valley

1:00pm—4:00 pm

Vintners Spring Festival Grand Tasting at River View Park in Buellton

6:30—9:30 pm

VIP Exclusive Dinner Event

Dinner event at signature event venue in Santa Barbara County wine country (location TBD)



Festival Weekend Finale ~ farm-to-table picnic and concert (up to 500+ attendees)

Fess Parker Winery (tentative) with picnic-style food offerings, live music entertainment, and communal tables; attendees are invited to bring a favorite wine to share at the tables

And don't forget to stop by our Santa Maria tasting room for wine specials and tasty bites on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 -13. We'll also have live music on Sunday!

May 2, 2014 - Wine, Waves & Beyond: Barrel to Barrel

5—8pm at The Cliffs Resort
Mark your calendars: the 5th Annual Wine, Waves & Beyond weekend will take place on April 30 - May4! The highlight of this four day affair is Barrel to Barrel, a spectacular tasting event featuring the finest wineries (including KVV, of course), breweries, and restaurants on the Central Coast. As usual, 100% of the proceeds raised from Barrel to Barrel benefit AmpSurf. For information and tickets, please visit here

July 19, 2014 - 11th Annual California Beachside Wine Festival

12—4pm, Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara
Join us for an afternoon of fun in the sun at this Grand Wine Tasting! The California Wine Festival is a showcase of premier California wine producers and culinary professionals. Now in its 11th year, the Festival showcases nearly 250 wines from 80 wineries as well as 30 local fine dining restaurants, gourmet food companies, and lifestyle exhibitors. Tickets and information: California Wine Festival