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Order Wines From Merriam Vineyards

2020-03-26T16:35:34+00:00

If you are looking for unique and delicious wine to try, we encourage you to consider purchasing your next order from Merriam Vineyards. They make wines that are inspired by traditional French styles of winemaking. Merriam also strives to create unique wines that live up to their old world inspiration. They also believe in the less-is-better tradition of winemaking, meaning that their wines are crafted with minimal intervention. Their delicious wines contain bold flavors that blend for the perfect glass. Merriam Vineyards has an abundance of both red and white wines that will satisfy whatever it is that you are craving.  Their red wines available for purchase include: 2016 Pinot Noir Cuvée 2017 Pinot Noir Estate 2015 Cabernet Franc Windacre Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noir Three Sons 2015 Merlot Windacre Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Windacre Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Gloeckner-Turner Ranch, Rockpile 2015 Miktos Bordeaux Blend 2015 SNED Red Wine Blend 2017 Late Harvest Red Wine Their white wines available for purchase include:  2019 Danielle Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Order Wines From Merriam Vineyards2020-03-26T16:35:34+00:00

Sustainable Practices at Rodney Strong Vineyards

2020-03-19T17:19:34+00:00

Harvest Card recognizes the difficulty that goes into sustaining a vineyard. It is hard work, but it is rewarding. In order to harvest the best grapes, vineyards also need to be cared for and treated with respect. We are so proud of Rodney Strong Vineyards and the sustainable practices that they have implemented to care for their land and the environment.  At Rodney Strong Vineyards, the team has an unwavering commitment to preserve the Earth for generations to come. In 2010, they were first recognized as a certified sustainable vineyard by the California Sustainable Winegrower’s Alliance. Since then, their commitment to sustainable practices is an ongoing responsibility that combines environmental health, economic feasibility and social equity. By implementing a collection of practices, including installing solar power, they have lowered their winery and vineyards’ carbon impact to zero. Soil and water conservation also play a role at Rodney Strong vineyards. The team composts grape pumice to return to the soils as organic matter. Additionally, they employ drip irrigation

Sustainable Practices at Rodney Strong Vineyards2020-03-19T17:19:34+00:00

DRNK Wines: Private Tasting in the Cave

2020-03-12T23:26:09+00:00

Do you love wine and want to learn about how wine is crafted? Then head on over to DRNK Wines in Sebastopol, CA. During this experience, guests will enjoy a guided tasting experience inside their cave, getting a firsthand look at how the wines are made and cellared. Located on top of the Laguna Ridge in the heart of the Russian River Valley, DRNK Winery is home to a beautiful 300 foot wine cave. Additionally, this is one of only four caves in the Russian River Valley. Guests can experience tastings and lunch in the cave with the packages below. Regular tastings include 6-8 wines (red and white) and typically last an hour. The tasting fee is normally $20 per person, but can be waived with purchase. Harvest Card members enjoy complimentary tastings at participating wineries. Another experience that DRNK Wines offers is a tasting and lunch experience in the cave. Included with this private tasting is a gourmet box lunch from Pascaline Patisserie and Café. Guests

DRNK Wines: Private Tasting in the Cave2020-03-12T23:26:09+00:00

Schedule a Visit to Baldassari Wines

2020-02-20T15:53:17+00:00

Winemaking is a family business at Baldassari Wines. Growing up with a grandfather who would craft his own wine every year, winemaker Matt Michael, became inspired. Matt’s father, Dom, is now a partner at Baldassari Wines. Because of his passion for small producers, Dom works to capture the essence of the exquisite wines that he and Matt produce. The winery crafts quality Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Chardonnay. Their Pinot Noir is from the eastern bench land in the Russian River Valley. Because this area is warmer than the cool western part , the fruit receives more sunlight through the season. This results in rich, fruit-forward styles of Pinot Noir with subtle earthiness and spice.  Their delicious wine can be sampled and purchased in the tasting lounge. Located in Windsor, this quaint location has a welcoming environment and delicious snacks available to be paired with the wines.  If you are looking for some entertainment as well, Baldassari Wines features live music in their tasting lounge every Friday night

Schedule a Visit to Baldassari Wines2020-02-20T15:53:17+00:00

Highlighting Foley Sonoma

2020-02-08T18:04:17+00:00

Are you looking for a peaceful getaway where you can enjoy a delicious glass of wine with friends or a loved one? Foley Sonoma is located in Geyserville, California surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the Mayacamas Mountains. The inspiration for this Sonoma estate was to create buildings that are aesthetically beautiful. The modern facility is state of the art with incredible scenery. The facility includes an observation room, and a tasting room that looks out over the mountains surrounding the estate.  Bold but thoughtful. A blend of traditional and modern. Reflected in the design of their unique winery and approach to winemaking, this is the philosophy behind the company. The wines of Foley Sonoma are truly handcrafted, created using traditional methods alongside modern tools. Although their winemaking efforts are focused and centered around Cabernet, they also produce Zinfandel and Chardonnay. The owner of Foley Sonoma is Bill Foley, who is also the Chairman and CEO of the Vegas Golden Knights. Beside his love of sports, Bill

Highlighting Foley Sonoma2020-02-08T18:04:17+00:00

Enjoy a Glass at Bowman Cellars

2020-01-23T16:28:30+00:00

Bowman Cellars believes that wine pairs best with family, friends and delicious, locally sourced food. Founded in 2013, the winemakers have worked to ensure that guests receive delicious wine in a welcoming environment. They currently have two tasting rooms, allowing guests to enjoy the experience at a convenient location near them. The Sonoma County Tasting Room is located just outside of Santa Rosa, California. The West Sonoma County Winery & Tasting Room is located in Graton, California. Both locations are open from Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.  Bowman Cellars has a drink for everyone. They offer white, red, and rosé wines that are all exquisite.  Tasting fees are $15 per person. However, this fee can be waived with the purchase of one or more bottle. Additionally, Harvest Card members receive complimentary tastings. If you love these venues, Bowman Cellars invites you to host your next private event with them. They offer an intimate dining area, as well as a cozy patio, excellent food, and

Enjoy a Glass at Bowman Cellars2020-01-23T16:28:30+00:00

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

2020-01-17T16:26:43+00:00

With Valentine’s Day coming up in less than a month, it may be time to start thinking about what to gift your loved one this year.  Harvest Card partners with delicious restaurants and wineries that are sure to be a great suprise this holiday. Everything is red and pink for Valentine’s Day, so why shouldn't your wine be as well?  For a light, crisp wine (that is also a beautiful shade of pink), try the 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir. This wine is from Moshin Vineyards and features bright flavors of strawberry, cherry and watermelon. You can also taste a hint of grapefruit. For something a little bit darker, we recommend the Zinfandel Courage 2017 from Pedrocelli Winery. With a dark red hue, this wine is full bodied with red berry, vanilla, and mocha notes. If you would like to take your partner out for a delicious meal, John Ash & Co. is a romantic, fine dining restaurant. With a large selection of wines and entrees, this

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas2020-01-17T16:26:43+00:00

Highlighting Sonoma Brothers Distilling

2020-01-04T19:45:01+00:00

Sonoma Brothers Distilling is located in Windsor and provides its consumers with great spirits for any occasion. Owned and operated by Chris and Brandon, these brothers appreciate quality drinks and small family businesses.  This distillery has a wide variety of drinks to choose from including gin and vodka. They also provide whiskey, apple brandy, rye whiskey, and will be releasing grape brandy soon. With such a variety to choose from, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  If you love spirits, Sonoma Brothers Distillery also offers a spirit club. Members receive an exclusive invitation to three pick-up parties. Members also get complimentary tastings and tours, discounted prices, priority access to limited production spirits, as well as access to seasonal offers. The brothers have also provided recipes on their website that can be created using their spirits. They have worked with local bartenders to create cocktails for customers to enjoy by using a blend of their various spirits.  Harvest Card members will receive member perks when visiting Sonoma

Highlighting Sonoma Brothers Distilling2020-01-04T19:45:01+00:00

Harvest Card Holiday Gift Ideas

2019-12-20T22:25:17+00:00

Looking for a last minute holiday gift idea? Our partner wineries, restaurants, and experiences have gifts for everyone this holiday season. Take a look at our Harvest Card partners and recommendations below!   If your friends and family love wine, below are some fantastic recommendations that can be purchased online or in store:   Green Valley Magic Package from Deloach Vineyards This package includes Heintz Vineyard Green Valley Chardonnay and Le Royal Green Valley Sparkling Blanc de Noir in a premium gift box. Just stick a label on this beautiful packaging and you’re good to go! Price: $145.00   Holiday Gift Pack from Inizi Wines This package comes already wrapped in a box with ribbon, so you don’t have to worry about preparing this package to gift. It features three bottles of wine, our 2018 Rosé of Charbono, 2017 Hi Jump Red, and 2016 Sagrantino. Price: $100   Would you rather give the gift of a fantastic night out with great food? How about an escape to

Harvest Card Holiday Gift Ideas2019-12-20T22:25:17+00:00

A Family of Farmers at Martinelli

2019-12-06T16:14:59+00:00

Martinelli Winery is truly a family business. This vineyard has been in the family since the 1880’s. Since the beginning of the winery, there have been five generations of family winemakers. Located in Sonoma County, the Martinelli family is proud to offer a wide variety of hand crafted wines.    All of our Harvest Card partners hold very high standards for their products. Martinelli Winery is committed to high quality wine. Each vineyard is hand farmed carefully, producing only the finest quality fruit.   They offer a variety of tasting experiences at their red barn on site. One tasting option is the Collector’s Flight. This package includes a private, seated tasting experience showcasing some of their delicious wines. Wine is accompanied by local cheeses. This package is $75/person.    Another experience is the Vineyard Terrace Tasting & Picnic Lunch. This package is $55/person and includes a tasting of six wines and a delicious boxed-lunch on the terrace.    For a unique experience with a wonderful family history,

A Family of Farmers at Martinelli2019-12-06T16:14:59+00:00
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