From the Santa Clarita Vintners and Growers Association, a Dragonfly Update:
Just a quick introduction to the winery and what the production focus will be for the Santa Clarita Valley to enjoy:
A tremendous passion for wine…this is what drives Dragonfly Winery’s Steve Lemley and Nate Hasper to dedicate countless hours producing what they believe are truly extraordinary wines. For years, these two winemakers perfected their craft from home. Now, they are taking their wine-making expertise to the next level, launching the Dragonfly Winery to share their passion with wine lovers everywhere.
Dragonfly Winery is focused on producing very small quantities of ultra premium terrior driven wines. There is no expense spared in finding the highest quality grapes and showcasing small vineyards that offer unique characteristics that would normally be overlooked by larger producing wineries.
Each vintage’s lot has a limited production of 50 cases or less. This philosophy allows them to manage the very complex tasks that are required to make world class wines. They believe in offering a true vision of the vineyard’s terrior paired with a unique winemaking style. The wines are kept in their truest form and free from any blending, fining or filtering.
This year’s releases will be lots of 25 cases or less and will more than likely only be available on the website and for wine club members through shipments. The club is building very fast and given the small amounts of wine that will be available, a waiting list may be made available for the club in the next few months.
Dragonfly is proud to be a part of this great cause and will be pouring some of their upcoming releases at the Wine Classic on May 30th. (Your favorite SCV wine writer will be hovering…)
The web address is http://www.dragonflywineries.com/. The link below will take you straight to the Club Membership page to join if anyone is interested in joining the club before it’s full. http://www.site.dragonflywineries.com/Location.php
The Young Wine
Everybody Knows Your Name
I read the above to my husband and, unable to wait another minute for the N of night in OTBN, we headed out to a local wine bar and started with Dampierre NV Champagne and Chateau De Candale Bordeaux .
Click me baby
(I lied, actually they have a wrinkle cream ad that I didn’t want you to know about. There’s not enough for all of us. I’ll be 50 in a month and I’ve just recently stopped getting the “No, you don’t look 48.” or “Wow, you sure look great for 49.” When I tell people that I’ll be 50 they just say…nothing. But at least they have the decency to offer me a wrinkle cream to enjoy…after I enjoy my wine.)
Don’t Wait for a Birthday…do OTBN
A little bit of History about Open That Bottle Night: Most winos have a bottle of wine sitting around that is too fancy or expensive to open on just any old Saturday night. After years of saving, the perfect moment never seemed to come and the bottle is just collecting dust in your ‘under the sink wine cellar.’
Yes, we have a SCV Vintners & Growers Association!
Premium sushi goes with, you guessed it, Premium wine
A Wine E-Newsletter (That’s not selling anything but me)
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The goals are:
1. Direct people to this blog and the West Ranch Beacon blog.
2. Raise my presence so that newspaper readers will find me.
4. Make sure wine contacts keep me updated with their events for my SCV Wine Calendar and suggestions for my columns.
3. Tease you just enough to drive you wild with, in the immortal words of Dr. Frank-N-Furter from the Rocky Horror Picture Show, An-Ti-Ci-Pa—tion.
Dear Wine Friends,
Three short items on my blog this week: The Drunk Suit, Some Recession Priced Wines and a little teaser of my article for the Beacon tomorrow. Also, see a ton of sweet choices from the SCV Wine Calendar for Valentine’s Day and beyond: http://evewine101.blogspot.com/
At about 9am Friday my weekly Wine 101 column will be up at the West Ranch Beacon’s blog. This week I did a round-up of some of our local wine experts on their favorite wine and what made it memorable: http://westranchbeacon.com/blog/
And finally, thanks to all of you that have joined, and promoted to your contacts, my Eve’s Wine 101 group on Facebook! I really appreciate your support in keeping me alive and well on the world wide web.
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