As the leaves begin to turn, the warm summer sun turns a bit cooler and dusk comes a little sooner, the true beauty of the Sonoma Valley really shines. Mother Nature has blessed us, yet again, with exceptional fruit for the 2016 vintage. Although yields were down, we are extremely happy with the quality of fruit and look forward to enjoying the fruits of our labor in the final product.
With harvest coming to an end, our family prepares for one of our most favorite times of year – the holidays! We have recently enjoyed an early “VJB family” Thanksgiving dinner to sample all the traditional faire and paired it with a number of our wines so that we can share our favorites with our members and friends. Tough job, we know, but someone has to do it! Feel free to give us a call or stop by and we will be happy to assist you with selecting the perfect VJB wines to pair with your feast.
After enjoying your family dinner, grab a glass and forget black Friday. We can help you put together the perfect gift box for each wine and food loving person in your life. Every year, we create specialty gift boxes for our members to share with their friends, family, or employees. We can also create a custom box with exactly what you want. We do all the work for you so that you can spend more time enjoying the beauty of the season.
With the spirit of the season upon us, we would like to give a heartfelt thanks to each of you, our extended family, for your continued support of our winery and for sharing our wines with those you love.Download our 2016 Winter Newsletter
Harvest is here! And let me tell you, I can feel the excitement and anticipation in the crisp morning air. We have been patiently waiting all year to finally see what mother nature, our vineyard team, and our winemaker have created for the 2016 vintage. For those of you who have visited during harvest, you have seen firsthand the beauty and passion that fuels our community this time of year. For our family, it can only be described as magical.
The first half of the year has been chalk full of excitement here at VJB. In March, we officially launched our Wellington wine club, limiting the membership to just 100 members due to an annual production of just 3,000 cases. The Wellington portfolio will consist of predominately French varietals, therefore representing the perfect pairing to our VJB portfolio. If you are interested in joining, we will open up the membership again to an additional 20 members on September 15th so give us a call! We will continue to keep you up to date on the progress of moving into the Wellington tasting room and will be sure to let you know when you can come and sip some of our delicious estate wines next year.
In June, our Aleactico Rose, Barbera, and Wellington Zinfandel have all been awarded GOLD medals at two international wine competitions. A good year in the wine Olympics! And just last month, we bottled two brand new Italian varietals to add to our portfolio – Colorino and Freisa. Our family and staff can barely contain their excitement to share these wines with you in October.
For those of you planning to come visit up in the coming months, we look forward to sharing in the magic of harvest with you. And for those who are unable to visit us in wine country, just open a bottle of VJB and enjoy your harvest in a bottle.
As always, we cannot thank you enough for your continued support of our family winery – we wouldn’t be here enjoying the magic without you!Download our 2016 Harvest Newsletter